Turkish sheep herders often spend days out in the wilderness, completely cut off from civilization. One company has figured out a way to help them stay online and connected. All they need is a solar panel and a donkey.
In less than 20 years, the internet went from the provence of the very few to the kingdom of the many. This map shows just how the internet spread, quickly and across borders, all around the globe.
One of the reasons Intelligence has fizzled is that it took a solid premise—a government agent with a chip in brain—and failed to do anything interesting with it. K.B. Spangler's novel Digital Divide, on the other hand, takes the idea of cyborg agents and runs with it in a tale of murder and anti-cyborg prejudice.