A lot of everyday items are used by billions of people, but never understood is how much engineering it took to make these products come to life. Millions of people drive cars everyday – a vehicle that took decades to engineer into a practical mode of transportation. Not one invention is more widely used today more than the Internet, but how many people really know how the Internet works? How was this complicated and seemingly intangible “thing” engineered?
Even after hours of research, you may still not understand how the internet works. And like cars, the internet is continually being engineered and refined to make a better product. It’s important in engineering that something as complex as the internet will take decades or even centuries of refinement before it becomes an optimally engineered product. This infographic will show you the basics how the internet works.