Our gaze

Peter Monge, Theory of Communication Networks, p4

What is unfolding before our collective gaze is being driven by spectacular advances and convergences in computer and communication technology and by the collective economic, political, societal, cultural, and communicative process collectively known as globalization.

Globalization process are fundamentally altering our perceptions of time and space. Harvey (1989) points to space-time compression where both time and space collapse on each other as instantaneous communication obliterates the time it takes for messages to travel space.