Is the internet similar to the brain? They both are constantly making new connections, and allow for the transfer of information across long distances. Fiber optic cables and power lines are very similar to neural connections (transferring information with light or electric energy), and wireless radio waves have similar functions as the synapses between the connections. As a human learns new things, new connections are made in the brain, and as the internet expands and makes new connections, humans as a whole species learn new things and evolve in consciousness. Very interesting to ponder.