20,000 Cables under the Sea
20,000 Cables under the Sea

20,000 Cables under the Sea

2010  |  45 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Gerhard Widmer, Micheal Wolf
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Can we imagine a disruption in our internet services? Can we live in a world where we are unable to send mails, use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for long spells of time? Tens of thousands of submarine communications cables lying under the seabed ensure we have 24/7 access to the world wide web. Thick as a human arm these black and yellow cables carry fiber optic cables that transmit data packages. The fiber optic cables created with surgical precision can sustain even undersea earthquakes and landslips. Who could have predicted that wires thinner than a millimeter can connect the whole world!

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