Three years ago when I was a junior in high school, I explained my ideas for an Interplanetary Internet to a bunch of people in small groups in my AP Government class. They absolutely did not believe me when I explained how it might work. No one had an understanding of the terrestrial Internet or what “latency” even was.
Why did I bring that up in a high school AP Government class? Our teacher wanted us to write subset-style Constitution of settles of Mars. You can’t build a futuristic Constitution without mass communication and technology.