Who invented the internet?
Today, the internet is stuffed full of cats, Nicholas Cage memes, doges, Facebooks, deep debates, and ambient noise in the form of rambling blogs, but it wasn’t always that way.
The team over at Kurzgesagt makes monthly YouTube videos to explain everything from evolution, time, global energy, space, and now, the web. This team of designers, journalists, and musicians have set out to “science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.”
They point out that there are some common misconceptions surrounding the invention of the Internet, noting that it wasn’t a clandestine American government or a lone French guy in a lab, and by explaining the evolution of how the web came to be, they will highlight why there isn’t a single person who invented what connects us today, and there’s not one person with an “off” switch to his/her invention that has made a bajillion quadrillion dollars since they launched the Internet.
Kurzgesagt says, “The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn’t been here forever. But yeah, it is actually not that old. We still have fuzzy memories about the time before the first thing in the morning was to check email and browse our favorite blogs and youtube channels. Well, let’s explore how the internet came into existence and why.”
So what did you learn?
Does the existence of the web make more sense now, and did you have any idea how large of a role scientist nerds played in laying the foundation for you to be able to play Angry Birds on your smartphone while you binge watch Trailer Park Boys on Netflix with cable news muted on your tv in the background, which is streaming on your ATT U-Verse over the internet.