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Saying Goodbye To The Internet

 
 
Sturgis
 
Reply Sun 22 Jul, 2018 11:06 pm
I suppose it was always known that eventually the mighty internet would find it had run its course. Breathed its last. Turns out, it may end up drowning.

www.popsci.com/sea-level-rise-internet-infrastructure

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July 19, 2018 from Popular Science Magazine, story by Lexi Krupp

Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you think
Connectivity issues could get much worse


Snaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. Despite its magnitude, this network is increasingly vulnerable to sea levels inching their way higher according to research presented at an academic conference in Montreal this week. The findings estimate that within 15 years, thousands of miles of what should be land-bound cables in the United States will be submerged under water.


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BillRM
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2018 04:54 pm
@Sturgis,
Off hand a few thousand miles of internet wiring in the US seem to be a small amount of the total data wiring now existing or still being held dark until needed.

Next the internet packet design is able to re-route itself around problem areas.

All in all no matter what you think of predicted sea level raise and global warming the idea that the internet being at risk due to it seem completely nonsense.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2018 10:53 pm
@BillRM,
My BitTorrent seedbox is in a low-lying area. I hope it doesn't get flooded out.
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