Without Amazon, most of the internet disappears

  • Published on May 10, 2019
  • There’s a whole invisible network of computers that makes the internet work -- and weirdly, most of those computers are controlled by Amazon Web Services. Here’s why Amazon is THE internet.
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Comments • 543

  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +529

    Is this avocado ripe enough?

    • Kathy Paaaina
      Kathy Paaaina 4 months ago

      Aloha I like the oil some make my throat ichy I like them with Miracle whip put them in Place until they are ripe in a brown Paper Bag The Lord Loves you hugs and prayers from me to you from Hawaii Oahu

    • Alex Whitton
      Alex Whitton 4 months ago


    • M.K. Frenky
      M.K. Frenky 4 months ago

      How this Amazon really effect to people viewing in South East Asia?

    • Edward Routley
      Edward Routley 4 months ago +1


  • Andrew Jehan
    Andrew Jehan 10 hours ago

    The avocado price reduction is subsidized (i.e. losing money) and therefore clearly can't be a long-term business decision. They subsidize the avocados long enough to wipe out all the major competition, and then with no competitors they can charge even more for avocados than they sold them for originally. Not exactly the good news story The Verge makes it out to be.

  • Jon Allen
    Jon Allen Day ago

    Nice hands-- channeling Joe Cocker. Btw I don't use icloud, lyft, pinterest, facebook, microsoft, snap, spotify or netflix.

  • Chandler Minh
    Chandler Minh Month ago

    So Jeff Bezos didn't get rich just by selling books

  • Arkaprabha Chakraborty

    Why do all these Verge Hosts look so weird?

  • pett pette
    pett pette 2 months ago

    Some people hate the USA but they have no idea how much their lives will change(at least in the short run) if the USA vanishes.

  • Lafeo 007
    Lafeo 007 2 months ago

    Well AWS severs will technically never go down, some other company will buy it and it goes on.

  • Torsten Därr
    Torsten Därr 2 months ago

    Without Amazon none of the internet would disappear as other cloud and infrastructure providers would fill the void.

  • 10,000 subscribers with no videos?

    *Nah man, I watching this on my trusty pOtAtO*

  • Dylan murzello
    Dylan murzello 2 months ago

    Hollow man

  • swampy
    swampy 2 months ago

    Computers aren't personal anymore. They are just portals.

  • otis
    otis 2 months ago

    its not a monopoly if the consumer benefits, I'll say

  • Jared
    Jared 2 months ago

    lukewarm take - monopolies are anticompetitive and distort free market mechanisms. things can get cheaper, but then after a point things get worse (see: comcast in the us)

  • Jacob Frank
    Jacob Frank 2 months ago

    Doesn't Google Cloud run Discord?

  • parvesh nogia
    parvesh nogia 2 months ago

    You made it look so easy for general consumers to understand, it wouldn’t have been same if they tried to understanding it through a book or a blog.
    Hats-off to you guys at The Verge.
    You really make the technology easy to digest for a normal person.

  • varun k
    varun k 2 months ago

    These are such informative videos, I wish we could some how one day also make it easy to convert to any language.. that would be true power.. true knowledge !

  • vick wang
    vick wang 2 months ago

    Watch elon musk turn this industry

  • Music Therapy
    Music Therapy 2 months ago

    Chester is back

  • Sarang Mane
    Sarang Mane 2 months ago

    Most of internet will disappear....... For a while.. no one is irreplaceable !

  • Dat Dieter
    Dat Dieter 2 months ago

    Just because amazon runs a lot of servers does not mean that if it would disappear half of the internet would '' disappear '' netflix and stuff would just need to find alternatives

  • Suhail Ansari
    Suhail Ansari 2 months ago

    This show host is great

  • David West
    David West 2 months ago

    you guys dont know anything

  • Adrián Hernández Obradors

    I doubt any of the computers that send this video to the watchers are run by amazon.

  • Malicity D'Obscuro
    Malicity D'Obscuro 2 months ago

    If Amazon was gone, then the Yahoo Home page might report news.

  • Dan Elisha
    Dan Elisha 2 months ago

    I never buy thru amazon!

  • Zezo Zezon
    Zezo Zezon 2 months ago

    The initial background music gave me Stranger Things vibe. I can’t wait for Season 3!

  • talkdatrue
    talkdatrue 2 months ago

    2 mins in the video and you already said 10 things that are wrong. My dude, go talk about things you really know

  • Praveen Nelson
    Praveen Nelson 2 months ago

    bro, do you even do routing?

  • Hussein Ahmed
    Hussein Ahmed 2 months ago


  • Al Mahbub Riyad
    Al Mahbub Riyad 2 months ago

    When other businesses go out of business, Amazon removes the discount

  • Mahipal Singh
    Mahipal Singh 2 months ago

    I love this joker

  • Mahipal Singh
    Mahipal Singh 2 months ago

    He gives a million expressions "watch carefully it's funny "

  • Adlai Newson
    Adlai Newson 2 months ago

    do verge viewers really need to be told that cloud computing does not in fact refer to clouds? 🤣

  • himanshu
    himanshu 2 months ago +1

    you look a bit like chester benington

  • Jude Furr
    Jude Furr 2 months ago

    All hail Bezos

  • Phil Ripley
    Phil Ripley 2 months ago +1

    You left out an important point about how the Amazon business model kills jobs and then forces people to become slaves in their warehouses.

  • Mr. Norris
    Mr. Norris 2 months ago +4

    Corrected title:
    Without Amazon, quite a lot internet services would disappear or change!

  • happy new year
    happy new year 3 months ago

    and besos is worring about downfall of amazon lol

  • Hilman Hazazi
    Hilman Hazazi 3 months ago

    This, is, GOOGLE

  • TheFourthWinchester
    TheFourthWinchester 3 months ago +1

    Pretty sure Verge did this shill video so that Amazon wants to buy them out.

  • mxpxgx
    mxpxgx 3 months ago +8

    Without Amazon, wealth is distributed among others

  • MrRavmoor
    MrRavmoor 3 months ago +9

    Clickbaity and missleading title, but sure, there would be some loss of data. Anything important has backups and other services would take over pretty fast after the initial turmoil. Most of the internet certainly wouldn't "disappear".

  • F Maz
    F Maz 3 months ago

    Pretty sure I watch this video off a Google server.

  • Jason Walker
    Jason Walker 3 months ago +60

    If Amazon was gone, the content would simply move elsewhere.

    • Electricity taster
      Electricity taster 2 months ago

      Yeah, right into the recycle bin.

    • Fine
      Fine 3 months ago

      Or sold

    • Alex Lee
      Alex Lee 3 months ago +4

      @Ghassan Khan I think he meant that customers would simply choose to use another service.

    • Christen Jones
      Christen Jones 3 months ago +1

      Pretty much

  • kai underwood
    kai underwood 3 months ago

    Damn that music is J U I C Y

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    _ 3 months ago +1

    If you are looking for a hosting alternative available in the near future, please research Holochain.

  • Alex M
    Alex M 3 months ago +20

    4:24 "most of internet disappears." Is 40% really most of 100%?

    • Stereotype people are boring
      Stereotype people are boring 2 months ago +3

      40% presents a lot of apps that you use on daily bases. It's not just the number ur talking about bigger think like youtube, if it goes down....

    • Berk Oral
      Berk Oral 2 months ago +2

      Yeah, almost half of it will disappear.

  • Ken Shibata
    Ken Shibata 3 months ago

    0:36 TheXvid uses Google Cloud, you know,

  • Neil oppa
    Neil oppa 3 months ago

    This is fascinating.

  • O C
    O C 3 months ago

    So EC2 and S3 sales are the biggest part of Amazon and by extension, AWS is the biggest provider.
    This is worrying, as Microsoft and Google start to beat up on the Gartner quadrant space previously dominated by AWS.
    AWS is dumping prices to compete with Azure and AWS never made a profit other than in 2017.
    Netflix is on dodgy ground with Disney and Walmart coming alongside with cannons fixed. AWS biggest customer is Netflix. Stock price will adjust. Poor Jeff. divorce, now this...

  • Douglas Faria
    Douglas Faria 3 months ago

    Azure is better

  • ilikeceral3
    ilikeceral3 3 months ago

    How much of the deep web is on AWS?

  • Tim Wallace
    Tim Wallace 3 months ago

    its why when the fbi needs to find out somethiing they go see amazon Its why we have problems with privacy. Too much control over your information. The movie 1984 was right they just didnt have the right year. We are already there. Thats what happens when we give up our personal information to companies We are hack away from losing our information. Its not good. Social media was a good thing? hardly

  • Friedrich Hayek
    Friedrich Hayek 3 months ago +3

    And CNBC and mainstream media always say but Amazon doesn't make profit

  • Friedrich Hayek
    Friedrich Hayek 3 months ago +1

    People need to buy their stuff at Amazon, physical retail is just much too expensive

  • Jens Uhlmann
    Jens Uhlmann 3 months ago

    WHY would you advertise to eat more avocados when it is so bad for the environment?
    You guys should sometimes think a bit more about what you tell your huge audience and not just go with what's in trend.

  • Tap Trading
    Tap Trading 3 months ago

    Without Amazon, most of Bezos bald head disappear. “that’s would be nice”

  • miky97it
    miky97it 3 months ago

    Amazon own a small share (30%) of the cloud market

  • Cj James
    Cj James 3 months ago

    That’s y we need projects like elastos holo and INT

  • Prabij Shrestha
    Prabij Shrestha 3 months ago

    Is he lost little brother of Chester ? They look quite a bit same 🤔🤔