What does the internet 'look' like? 17 pictures that show how people visualise it

The internet is such a huge part of our lives, but because it’s intangible, borderless, ever-changing, it can be hard to describe.

Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired Magazine, wanted to know how people pictured it, so he started collecting submissions back in 2009.

He called his collection the Internet Mapping Project.

While others are more straight-forward.

Or ominous.

Since 2009, the internet has changed drastically, in a lot of ways.

Social media plays an even bigger role in our lives.

...versus a 21-year-old

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