Up until 1866 it took approximately 10 days to send a message across the Atlantic. Why did it take that long you ask? Because that’s how long it took for a boat to sail the distance to deliver the message. For anyone born after the telegraph and the following tech advancements it’s difficult to understand a world before global communication. Today we are so accustom to getting a message that was typed 1.5 seconds ago! And when we don’t get that instantaneous reply, we get annoyed. The first transatlantic telegraph cable, however was the initial development that enabled messages to be sent in a matter of minutes, dramatically changing the history of transatlantic communication. This global communication system often described as a type of nervous system is suggestive of the way in which matter (information) is consciously and continually produced, contributing to the adaption of the changing communication landscape we are experiencing currently.