You frequently tap and click on devices, using the internet to find answers to your queries, keep up with current affairs, and maintain connections with individuals in your immediate environment.
The current internet, however, is rather new and has evolved through time. Many people did not grow up with the internet, unlike many young people today. So, when did the internet start to exist? Who created it, too? For you, we have the solutions.
The internet was created when?
Although many people believe that the internet was first used on January 1, 1983, the process of developing it began long before the necessary technological infrastructure existed.
According to History.com, the development of the internet required the work of numerous scientists and engineers, many of whom had a vision for the internet before the necessary technology was developed. Inventor Nikola Tesla had an idea for a “global wireless system” as early as the early 1900s. The electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is named after him (yes).
According to History.com, Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider’s idea of leveraging computer networks for communication did not result in “the first workable schematics for the internet” appearing until the early 1960s. Computers had previously mostly been employed in mathematics as tools to accelerate computations.
Soon after, “packet switching,” a technique for transmitting electronic data, was developed by computer scientists. According to History.com, this would develop into a significant building piece for the internet.
The “first functional prototype of the Internet” was born in the late 1960s with the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, which was supported by the US Department of Defense. Several computers could connect with one another over a same network thanks to ARPANET.
On October 29, 1969, a message was sent via ARPANET for the first time between two computers, one at Stanford and the other at the University of California, Los Angeles. Each computer was about the size of a small house, and the network was destroyed by the simple “LOGIN” word. According to History.com, Stanford only received the first two letters.
With the help of two scientists, Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf, technology advanced into the 1970s. They created a “communications model” that standardised how data was carried over numerous networks. On January 1, 1983, ARPANET implemented this, giving rise to the “modern” internet.
The internet was wholly original.
There is no single person who is responsible for the creation of the internet. According to History.com, it was actually the effort of numerous engineers, programmers, and scientists. The World Wide Web is distinct from the present internet, which was created using the communications model that Kahn and Vinton used for the ARPANET.