What the Internet looks like in 2012
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I'm struck by the sheer density of connectivity on the modern Internet. Each of the 94865 lines on this graph represents at least one physical link between organizations. But in the case of larger networks that same thin line might represent dozens of routers and 10 Gb/s fibers at many locations throughout the world.
It certainly looks as robust as originally intended, but also chaotic and disordered. Surely no government, organization, or evil genius bent on world domination could possibly control all those links. The sooner our politicians figure that out, the better.