Eight things you didn’t know about the internet

THE INTERNET

It was born 40 years ago, in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. Today it wraps the entire planet and features in the daily routine of more than 1.5 billion people.

Of course, it’s easy to take the internet for granted and forget that it’s very much a work in progress.

So what forces are shaping it, how big has it grown, and will it ever evolve a mind of its own? To find out, New Scientist posed eight simple questions

 

 

 

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Unknown internet 3: How big is the net?

 

In 2008, Google announced that its systems had registered a trillion unique pages – but even this might represent only a fraction of what is out there

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