The world’s emails ||, TikToks, classified memos, bank transfers, satellite surveillance, and FaceTime calls travel on cables that are about as|| thin as a garden hose||. There are about 800,000 miles of these skinny tubes crisscrossing the Earth’s oceans,|| representing ||nearly 600 different systems, according to the industry tracking organization TeleGeography. The cables are buried near shore, but for the|| vast ||majority of their length, they just sit amid the|| gray ooze ||and alien creatures of the ocean floor, the hair-thin strands of glass at their center glowing with lasers encoding|| the world’s data.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/c/24070570/internet-cables-undersea-deep-repair-ships

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