The world can no longer be imagined without electronics, and it is actually a village.
We feel at home everywhere, we can connect and communicate online with (almost) anywhere in the world.
But sometimes all technology doesn't help.
Last week a lovely story about a stolen car made its rounds online.
Pretty is relative, the person who was robbed certainly thinks differently.
But one after anonther.
A car, it's a large SUV, is stolen in Canada.
It's fairly new and the owner has hidden two air tags in the car that tell you where the vehicle is.
This means you can follow live where it travels, right up to a company premises.
Then it disappears into a container, and although the police are there quickly and the car is almost certainly in the big box, nothing can be done.
A search warrant also takes time in Canada, the car is no longer there the next day, then ends up on a ship in Montreal and begins its journey across the pond.
He reports back from Antwerp after three weeks.
So the tags are still transmitting, another three weeks later they are transmitting from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The GMC Yukon is now available from a dealer there for $80,000.
A private detective found this out without a doubt.
In a photo from on site, the car, which is less than two years old and has 48,000 kilometers on the clock, is standing in a row with other used cars.
But none of it helps; inquiries to the local authorities, including via Interpol, have so far come to nothing.
The world is far from being a global village, neither analogue nor digital.
There are still borders that probably cannot be overcome, although the Emirates do not seem inaccessible.
But the owner doesn't want to give up yet.