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Most of us know the Internet as presented in our web-browsers such as Firefox. We often even think of what we see in our browsers as 'the Internet’. However, there is an entire 'underground world’ that is also 'the Internet’, in which users of browsers never set foot. It is because the browser is designed for humans.2 This parallel 'Internet underground’ is inhabited by virtual robots, such as webbots, spiders and screen scrapers. Their 'body’ is constituted by lines of computer code and they work for us in order to supply us with amazing services that improve our lives.

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