This unkempt piece of something doesn’t look like much.
But it powers our internet. And our facebook, email, whatsapp, telegram, twitter, instagram, wechat, maps, waze and pretty much everything that we do online.
It sits silently in the world’s oceans. In shallower waters it is buried beneath the seabed.
Its thousands of kilometers crisscrosses the oceans. When everything goes well no one notices it. But when it is cut, everyone feels the pain.
This is the fiber optic submarine cable.