A Networked World

You could call the Internet a jungle of machines-computers, cell phones, and millions of servers in data center warehouses-communing through copper, optical, and satellite links.

The universal communications layer of these machines offers services and capabilities that are extensible in ways we never imagined just a few years ago, from online education and sharing jokes with millions in a matter of minutes to transforming entire media industries.

But the Internet is not the sum of its machines. Who owns them? Who uses them? And who invents, negotiates and delivers the services in between?

You know that comprehending the 21st century world means grasping the Internet’s technologies, algorithms and markets, as well as the sociology that drives its users, in both digital and real-world networks. But your potential goes beyond understanding these fields. With the NETS Program, you’re one of the few who will harness and invent the systems of the future.