Indicators of globalization y table 9. 1 on p. 249 - indicators of globalization, 1982 2006 y *1981 sources: internet software consortium, 2007; union of international associations, 2001, 2007; united nations conference on trade and development, 2007: xv; united. Investment is now global; internet use is another indicator of globalization y y marshal mcluhan was a communications guru (an expert) he gave the term, global. They walked by foot (taking thousands of years); animals enhanced human power (animals were used for transportation); trains; sail-ships; sail-ships gave way to steam-ships (1912); the titanic was during the era of the floating palaces . Pierre burton a canadian; the definition of a canadian is making love in a canoe. Charles lindberg crossed the atlantic in 1927; aviatrix amelia earhart; zeppelin powered balloon technology; hindenburg was the individual associated with balloon technology production (filled with hydrogen) in germany making the zeppelin technology to cease; yankee clipper.