IN 1956 HOLLYWOOD and Ray Harryhausen gave us a movie which includes a quote that I am surprised no one has ever noted before.
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.
When asked by the good guys how they knew our language and so much about us, the aliens reply –
We learned about you using our:
INFINITELY INDEXED MEMORY BANK (of all knowledge)
They apparently had the Internet 13 years before the first transmission of information from one computer to another over a significant distance. Our earthbound Internet was established by DARPA and the University of California –– as follows (from Internet Society historical webpage):
All this came together in September 1969 when BBN installed the first IMP at UCLA and the first host computer was connected.
One month later, when SRI was connected to the ARPANET, the first host-to-host message was sent from Kleinrock’s laboratory to SRI. Two more nodes were added at UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah. … storage displays to deal with the problem of refresh over the net, Thus, by the end of 1969, four host computers were connected together into the initial ARPANET, and the budding Internet was off the ground.
BTW; The good guys (Us) defeated the alien invasion using a sound canon.