When was the internet created? And who invented it?

Every day, you click and tap on devices, most likely using the internet to answer questions you have, stay up to date with current events and stay connected with people in the world around you.

The internet and its modern form, however, has changed over the years and is relatively new. While young people today grew up with the internet, many people did not. So when was the internet created? And who invented it? We have the answers for you.

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When was the internet invented?

The birth date of the internet is widely considered to be Jan. 1, 1983, but the road to creating it started long before the technology required for the internet even existed.

The creation of the internet involved the work of many scientists and engineers, with many of the people who worked to create it having a vision of the internet long before the technology to create it was invented, according to History.com. As far back as the early 1900s inventor Nikola Tesla had thought of a “world wireless system.” (Yes, the electric car company Tesla is named for him).

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