The Internet

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.

How does it work?

The Internet works by breaking down data into packets and delivering those packets of information to your computer from the main server that holds the information you are looking for.

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.

How has it impacted the way people use their resources?

The Internet has impacted the way people use their resources majorly, mainly because Internet is a first hand resource for around 40% of the population. Here is a link to a website that shows the growing population that uses the Internet, including charts, graphs, and etc.

How has it impacted the way people interact with each other?

Communication with others has been made a lot easier thanks to Internet. On the World Wide Web (www), with just a few easy clicks or search engines you're able to find websites with chat rooms, dating sites, and the answer to about any question you need an answer for.

How has it impacted where people are able to live?

People use the Internet to look up homes for sale instead of driving around looking for houses for sale. Also, people want to live in a place with accessible Internet versus an area with no internet.

What is the impact of your innovation on Globalization?

The Internet has impacted globalization majorly. The Internet provides many jobs and opportunities and has globalized rapidly.
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The Internet