By: Gunnar, Kennedy, Dylan, and Devin Gabriel Lemons Jr.
What is it made of?
In the simplest terms, the internet is made up of wires and switches. The switches are the computers that control where the signals go. The wires cables, well those are obvious. Everything has to be connected by wires or wireless or satellite, and things have to be organized in such a way that the packets (bits of data) can be delivered reliably from switch to switch and then finally to their destination.
Who and where was it invented?
Robert E. Kahn, Vint Cerf invented the Internet
The Internet was invented in the US by the pentagons Advanced
Research Project Agency (ARPA) in 1969. The APRA's goal was to build a network that allowed scientists at different physical locations to share information and work together on military and scientific projects and could function even if part of the network were disabled or destroyed by a disaster such as a nuclear attack.
What is it's impact in society?
It allows people to complete many different tasks and jobs just by typing a few words into a search bar such as how to make a meal, set up a vacation, work on a project, talk to family over seas and many more amazing things.