The £2m project also explores how the net and the web have changed society, from the world of business to personal communication. It looks at the emergence of email, the first virtual societies and how social networking came about.
Interactive exhibits give visitors the chance to try and protect the internet against the spread of computer viruses and try their hand at becoming a dot com millionaire.
The content of the gallery has been informed by a variety of tech experts, including Ben Hammersley, the UK Prime Minister’s ambassador to TechCity and representatives from Google and Microsoft.
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