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48 thoughts on “Inventing the Internet”

  • So yes he signed a bill to push the internet out of the DARK areas known as DARPA the defense advanced research project agency formerly ARPA. Darpa invests in projects they see as viable for military and other uses.

  • The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of wide area networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France.[1] The U.S. Department of Defense awarded contracts as early as the 1960s, including for the development of the ARPANET project, directed by Robert Taylor and managed by Lawrence Roberts. The first message was sent over the ARPANET in 1969 from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute(SRI).

    Packet switching networks such as the NPL network, ARPANET, Merit Network, CYCLADES, and Telenet, were developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s using a variety of communications protocols.[2] Donald Davies first demonstrated packet switching in 1967 at the National Physics Laboratory(NPL) in the UK, which became a testbed for UK research for almost two decades.[3][4] The ARPANET project led to the development of protocols for internetworking, in which multiple separate networks could be joined into a network of networks.

    The Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was developed by Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf in the 1970s and became the standard networking protocol on the ARPANET, incorporating concepts from the French CYCLADES project directed by Louis Pouzin. In the early 1980s the NSF funded the establishment for national supercomputing centers at several universities, and provided interconnectivity in 1986 with the NSFNETproject, which also created network access to the supercomputer sites in the United States from research and education organizations. Commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the very late 1980s. The ARPANET was decommissioned in 1990. Limited private connections to parts of the Internet by officially commercial entities emerged in several American cities by late 1989 and 1990,[5] and the NSFNET was decommissioned in 1995, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.

    In the 1980s, research at CERN in Switzerland by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Leeresulted in the World Wide Web, linking hypertext documents into an information system, accessible from any node on the network.[6] Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture, commerce, and technology, including the rise of near-instant communication by electronic mail, instant messaging, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone calls, two-way interactive video calls, and the World Wide Web with its discussion forums, blogs, social networking, and online shopping sites. The research and education community continues to develop and use advanced networks such as JANET in the United Kingdom and Internet2 in the United States. Increasing amounts of data are transmitted at higher and higher speeds over fiber optic networks operating at 1 Gbit/s, 10 Gbit/s, or more. The Internet's takeover of the global communication landscape was almost instant in historical terms: it only communicated 1% of the information flowing through two-way telecommunications networks in the year 1993, already 51% by 2000, and more than 97% of the telecommunicated information by 2007.[7] Today the Internet continues to grow, driven by ever greater amounts of online information, commerce, entertainment, and social networking. However, the future of the global internet may be shaped by regional differences in the world.[8]

  • This is the guy from the 80's who told us that Judas Priest was satanic and if you listened to Turbo Lover backwards that you'd commit suicide…. Anyone who listens to Al Gore is a fucking moron.

  • Darren Hanson says:

    Oh my God!!! I allwayz wondered who invented the internet. Wow now I know I'm going to make sure and tell my children and grandchildren so they all know and can spread the word…… 😖😫😁 WTF?????? LOL!!!!!😁😁😁 HE'S A FUCKEN NUTT!!

  • That little snippet PROVES Al Gore was never on the side of science, he was talking about making more money, living forever easy and careless.
    Al is a charisma politician, constantly smiling, fooling you, placating your concerns, a snake oil salesman. A moron really.

  • Critical Mass says:

    Wow! All Gore single handedly pushed our country forward in every scientific field. What a genius. He is such an exciting speaker. He shouldn't be so modest. Thanks to Al Gore creating corn we are able to feed the world.

  • He also took the initiative to put through other initiatives. He should have said " I took the initiative to initiate initial initiatives"

  • Post-Modern Czechoslovakian War Factory says:

    Thanks Al Gore for all the Youtube videos, 4-chan, and daily cancer!
    May Papa Obama continually bless you, kiss you on the cheeks, pat you on the forehead, and make you giggle.

    What? What are you looking at?
    If two grown men do that that's totally not gay!!!
    Oh, really?
    Okay, maybe it's a little gay.

  • He did NOT misspeak. That was an outright lie. He's not an idiot–delusional perhaps with a plethora of idiotic comments, but not an idiot. You did not embarrass this ding-dong–he embarrassed himself. Politicians do that.

  • Shane Freeland says:

    I don't know about Al and the internet, but I'm pretty sure Wolf Blitzer invented the SCUD missile launcher.

  • MrVpassenheim says:

    From creating the Internet to predicting the melting of the polar ice cap by 2016. Al Gore, because he's better than us!

  • He actually said that he took the initiative on creating the internet… Whatever that means. I guess he once voted in favour of the internet after being lobbied doing so.

  • Alex Earnest says:

    "During my service in the US congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." It's true. Notice the word "inventing" does not appear. Gore made sure the core technology was in the public domain, by campaigning in congress for the DARPA programs that did the work. DARPA funding meant everyone could use it no strings attached which is why it took off.

  • Did he just say He created the internet He was stating why people should vote for him and one of the reasons he said was he took initiative an created the internet. Lies lies and lies

  • "misspoke" or let it slip that he thinks he's God….25 years later we know what it was, he thinks he's god and is prophesying the apocalypse due to human sins of using fossil fuels. Gore exhibits all the symptoms of paranoid megalomania and this clip is just a trailer. He's a textbook example.

  • Robin Pilcher says:

    No…..he did not….Those who developed the actual concept and asked for government funding, they are the ones who created the Internet……When Gore approved this government grant……He had no clue what it even was, the military just told him, this is something we real really need….. and Gore responded, "Okay cool man, it's not my money anyway, you got it…..

  • Autigers2010 says:

    This dumbass wouldn't know the first thing about creating anything!!! This fucker needs a bullet between his NWO ass!!!

  • Ghostbusters3 says:

    We all know he didn't say he "invented the internet". Frankly, saying that he "took the initiative in creating the internet" is just as bad. Everyone's aware of the nuance of his votes in congress moving the internet forward, etc. But saying he "created the internet" is such a tone-deaf, self-aggrandizing statement that it really can't be defended. In fact, the Snopes page attempting to defend Gore just makes him seem even more ridiculous and comical. Watching someone try to explain how "I took the initiative in creating the internet" isn't that bad, or is far removed from saying "I invented the internet" is a hilarious exercise. It's like Ned Flanders said on Simpsons: "Sounds like you're STRAININ' to do some EXPLAININ'!"

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