3. The Internet as a Collective Nervous System Drawing a comparison from the development of a human infant - the human race has just commenced to develop its neural system. The Internet fulfils all the functions of the Nervous System in the body and is both functionally and structurally pretty similar. It is decentralized redundant (each part can serve as functional backup in case of malfunction). It hosts information which is accessible through various paths it contains a memory function it is multimodal (multimedia - textual visual audio and animation).