Here’s the Internet, 2015.
But to get a sense of the evolution of Our planetary singularity, see the 2003 version.
You can see, then, what I meant by “recursive” in my description of the 2003 image.
Those images aren’t drawings. They are computations of the actual Internet structure, transposed to graphical rendering.
The site that computed it (opte.org) is no longer online (April 2, 2019).
The colors indicate continental domains:
- blue: North America
- green: Europe
- violet: Latin America
- burgandy: Asia Pacific
- orange: Africa
- white: backbone (highly connected networks)
As you can see, the center of the Internet (the most concentrated netweaving), from which all else tends to connect, is Euro-northAmerican, so to speak—or north Atlantic, containing the backbone.