No, I am not referring to the internet, but to that wonderful web-creating form of life, spiders.
This New Scientist article demonstrates that a spider’s web is as much a part of its intelligence as, say, my computer is mine, except that it is also a sensory tool.
Intelligence? Yes. Spiders have been shown in the past to have complex cognitive lives. To quote from the introduction: “some arachnids possess hidden cognitive abilities rivalling those of mammals and birds, including foresight and planning, complex learning and even the capacity to be surprised.”