I am new to Worldbuilding, so just give me a heads up if this is off-topic or too open-ended.
Let say that today the entire human species were wiped out this month (not relevant why). Humans were wiped out in a non-violent way. Wars or nuclear power did not cause the human race to cease to exist. This means that most data buildings and data towers were fully intact when we went extinct. Of course, due to neglect, they would probably break down over 1000 years. The extent of how many working building and data towers endure over 1000 years is up to you.
Over the course of the next 1000 years, intelligent life forms will have no presence on Earth until an alien species discovers our planet in 3021.
When the alien species arrive, would the basic premise of the internet still work?
It wouldn't need to be in today's complex form, I just want to know if a basic form of the internet would remain.
So, without any maintenance, could the internet work/be salvageable for these aliens?
And when I define work, I mean that the essential feature and base of the web is up and ready to run. (like data and original code, although search engines would be useful.)
Some more facts:
- The aliens are far more intelligent than us and if the internet was salvageable, they could easily get it to work if they tried.
- When humans were wiped out, the internet was in its best form.
If there are things that I'm missing, just let me know in the comments! I'd be happy to provide more information.
Over confusion in comments, I decided to clear up my question. Yes, I am pretty much asking if Google's servers in Silicone Valley would still be powered-up/working.