Graveyard Shift Not Even Dark Net Pros Can Access The Mysterious Marianas Web, And The Reasons May Be Horrifying  

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You've probably heard of the deep web, and you may have even heard of the dark web, where illicit trade and other scary exchanges occur. But you probably didn't know about Mariana's web. It's one of those hidden places on the Internet, which contains sites you can't find anywhere else. Rumor has it that what happens on the deep web is nothing compared to Mariana's web. However, many doubt that it's even real.

It's the supposed location of highly confidential secrets to which only the most powerful governments in the world have access, including files from the Vatican and information about the location of Atlantis. It's said to house an incredibly powerful AI that controls the entire Internet and can only be accessed by quantum computers. Many of these Mariana's web facts seem a little far-fetched, but is there some truth to this digital enigma? 

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Those who believe in Mariana’s web say its impenetrability is due to two factors: the first is that those who attempt to access it must have computational knowledge of Polymeric Falcighol Derivation, a complicated algorithm necessary to access the network. Polymeric Falcighol Derivation is only mentioned in the context of Mariana’s web and doesn't appear to be a real mathematical concept.

Second, the only way to calculate the algorithm is through the use of a functioning quantum computer. When the idea of Mariana’s web was first circulated, quantum computing was still in its infancy, and no quantum computers officially existed. But the lack of availability seems to be part of its allure—it’s said that only the most powerful governments in the world have quantum computers, and therefore only they have access to Mariana’s web.

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One of the spookier rumors about Mariana’s web is that it's run by an enigmatic and powerful artificial intelligence system. It’s said to be an AI that acts as the Internet’s all-seeing matron, controlling information and monitoring remote systems. Some have even gone so far as to say that Mariana’s web is the AI itself, which is an incredibly compelling theory. Any being with that amount of knowledge has the potential to be incredibly dangerous. While artificial intelligence as a scientific discipline has existed since the 1950s, it has yet to reach that level of complexity, much less self-awareness.

The Dark Web Most Certainly Exists, And It’s Filled With Wonders And Horrors Alike


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The Internet is actually comprised of a few types of "web." The first is the surface web, with which most everyone is familiar. It’s the web where pages are indexed and are, for the most part, publicly visible. Websites such as Facebook and Ranker all exist on the surface web.

Then there’s the deep web, which is a collection of websites that are not publicly viewable or indexed and cannot be accessed via search engine. One example of a deep web page would be your private bank account; only you and perhaps a handful of people have access to it. Government agencies also store non-searchable, private information on the deep web.

Then there's the dark web, or a small portion of the deep web that's intentionally hidden. Its defining feature is that it's completely private, and its users are untraceable. If you were to log into it, your actions are, for the most part, completely hidden. Facebook has a presence on the dark web, and it has been used in regions where open thought and communication are forbidden. It’s a place where journalists, social activists, and human rights advocates can communicate and share information freely, without the interference of oppressive powers. 

Though the dark web has its positive, liberating aspects, it contains some truly terrible information. It's best known for the Silk Road, where people trade criminal services and goods, such as assassinations, extreme pornography, illicit drugs, and stolen weaponry. Mariana’s web supposedly exists beneath the dark web, where even the worst denizens of the Internet are afraid to venture.

Mariana’s Web Supposedly Holds History’s Darkest Secrets


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The Internet is ostensibly the largest database of information known to humankind, so it makes sense that the impenetrable Mariana’s web is home to its deepest and darkest secrets

Some believe Mariana's web contains a copy of the Vatican Secret Archives, which are records not intended for the public that the Vatican has compiled throughout its long history. It’s also supposedly home to databases from government agencies around the world and is said to contain the most powerful artificial intelligence system in existence, which may even control and monitor the Internet itself.