Since its inception, the Internet has evolved from an engineering experiment into its own full-fledged civilization. It is now among humankind's great masterpieces - a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place. But the Internet's deep logic, its cultural potential, and its political consequences often elude us. In this deep and thoughtful book, Virginia Heffernan presents an original and far-reaching analysis of what the Internet is, does, and can be.