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How the Internet works

Everywhere we go, there’s a sign saying that Wi-Fi is available. The more hipster places, wanting to do otherwise, say “we don’t have Wi-Fi, so talk to each other.” All because the Internet can bring us closer together, but also tear us apart.

But where does this come from? This signal feels like it’s in the air, breathing into our pores, but it can be much more physical.

Currently, over 90% of online traffic is transmitted through submarine cables that traverse the oceans of the world. They are subject to tapping by submarine ships or shark attacks. The path of these cables was born out of wars, telegraphs and sea lanes, and it gradually changes the marine environment as well.

Find out more reading our zine The Internet Path – Made Simple. Download and print it here.