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The original World Wide Web: the Silk Road


No, it is not about the Silk Road of the Deep Web, it is about the original Silk Road a many thousands long road that connected Asia to Persia and to modern day Turkey. That road was used for centuries by tradesmen to send goods from the roman Empire to China, India, Persia and then back.

The silk Road was the first sign of globalization, a process in which different civilizations accelerate exchanges of culture, good, values, traditions. The original World Wide Web was as physical as it gets and it helped information to get across, especially military and engineering details that were rapidly used. Example is: the crossbow, which the Roman Empire learned from the Chinese.

A better connection, either by land, air or via wires will always benefit all as it facilitates exchanges like never before. Globalization has its good parts too. 😀

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10 scary facts about the Deep web aka invisible web, dark web, undernet

The deep web is online content that is not calatogued or indexed in the usual search engines. It contains 7500 TB of data as opposed to the regular web, also called surface web, that contains only 19 TB of data. The deep web, also called invisible web, dark web, undernet, contains content that you wouldn’t want to watch, but also is the underlying structure for a lot of drug trafficking, illegal activities and more, some of them paid for with Bitcoins with the help of a black market called Silk Road 2.0.

A piece of advice: if you have a friend that tells you to go in the deep web, please don’t. The web is as safe as you make it to be and the danger lurks only one click away, so be wary.