The Most Detailed Picture of the Internet Ever (and Making it Was Very Illegal)

This map shows the average Internet usage of the observed nodes over a 24-hour period. Look closely to see the traffic move with the daylight.

With cheap smartphones taking off in Africa and $20 tablets popping up in India, the world is becoming more connected by the minute. So in a few years’ time that confetti-colored map of the world above will look less like chart of privilege and more like an acid trip of progress.