Defence would now be but one item in a new agenda which would include human, environmental and economic security. Defence institutions and the defence mindset have been shaped by this political revolution, but have so far not been overwhelmed by it. The internet revolution, however, represents an altogether greater, more fundamental challenge; this, at least, is the claim of the revolutionaries.
The idea of the internet originated in 1969 in the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s ARPANET. Major universities and military research and development sites were brought into a communications network designed to survive, and work around, a nuclear attack.