There was a point made in the lecture that the internet is not virtual due to external sources from “the real world” that support it, such as electricity. I thought it was an interesting point, because I did not realize that the internet was so fragile. I mean, what if the world had a blackout? What if one day, we have no electricity? There would be no internet!
It also made me think that the network is also fragile because it requires electricity to function. But then, I realized something else. We are currently living in the electronic era. As far as I know, practically every electronic device NEEDS electricity to work. Everything about the internet will trace back to an electronic device (I think?). So if there was no electricity, there would be no electronic era.