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E. Defining the Internet
1. Cultural Context
The global spread of information technology has played a crucial role in the postmodern era of globalization as it is a majorly precondition for intensive worldwide interactions of people and exchanges of goods, information and capital. Information technocrats predict a final convergence of culturally different sectors into one world culture where a standardized information exchange is seamless. However, this is still an illusion as too many non-cultural factors and soft cultural hindrances exist as inhibitors for international association.