Only seven people in the world have the ‘keys to the Internet’.
In the event of a catastrophe, the DNSSEC (domain name system security) could be damaged or compromised and we’d be unable to verify if a URL was pointing to the correct website. These seven people — from Britain, U.S.A., Burkina Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, China and the Czech Republic — would then be called upon to restart the World Wide Web.
A minimum of five people are needed because each card contains only a fraction of the recovery key. No single person holds all the power to resetting our cyber world.