900 million Wi-Fi networks are revealed in this dazzling map of electronic life around the world
Whether it’s checking e-mail in bed, getting directions on the run, or watching Netflix as you sink into your comfortable couch cushions, we’re constantly surfing the net.
But we rarely stop to consider the crucial lifeline that connects us to this new-age lifestyle — the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi networks and cellphone towers across the globe, which make it all possible.
Now, you can see what this lifeline looks like in some of the largest cities in the world, thanks to the producers at Mapbox and Skyhook. Each yellow dot in the map below of the eastern US is a single Wi-Fi signal