you might want to change this since verse vs one fight are banned
They not in the computer anymore, they in a different dimension
From Digimon Adventure and 02
This incarnation of the Digital World runs closely parallel to two other dimensions. One is a kaleidoscopic world that possesses the power to transform thoughts and dreams into reality, and the other is a "world of darkness," a grim, foreboding ocean that has the ability to make the dark thoughts of others come to life. They are tied very closely to these two worlds, and has absorbed a fraction of the former's power to bring thoughts to life; this power, combined with the data of the Digital World, gave life to human thoughts, dreams, spiritual beliefs and myths in the form of Digimon. As explained by Gennai, the reason why the Digital World has primitive and modern things is because of the data that is deleted in the Real World. For example, if a person were to delete a construction project but had to shut it down and delete it for good, that data would be sent to the Digital World and the construction project would continue to build there.
It not as simple as you put it (it will only stop new type of Digimon from being born)
Can't Rider just unplug the computer or destroy the internet and all digimon are gone for good? Or is it not that simple? I was a big fan of the first two seasons that's how it always seemed to me anyway
You know, if it was that simple...Digimon would be shit tier from a battleforum viewpoint.
ENIAC/ABC(the first electronic computers in real life too) are credited with creating the various Digital worlds, each Digital World being a parallel universe to a Real world counterpart. Every real world has its digital counterpart. They are sentient, omniscient and also serve as the god-computers of all the Digital Worlds and all digital lifeforms, governing them and all. It is not known who exactly was responsible to raise them to such status however.
Destroying the internet would do nothing as these computers are the ones who host the worlds.
There are other computers as well apart from these but these are the top two.
Something related from the recent manga:
Taiki: I...kinda get it, but wouldn't it be the same if this was inside some really well-made virtual reality game or something?
Taiki: Or should I say...it's intentional?
Taiki: Someone out there wanted to create some sort of twisted world in this way...
Wizarmon: A virtual reality game, huh...that way of thinking is very straight to the point.
Wizarmon: However, if that's the case, a computer would be needed to process this game's program.
Wizarmon: After all, the information that this world is composed of is huge and detailed...
Wizarmon: Since you're able to use the Code Crown to go to the human world from here, it means that the Digital World also recognises the human world, your universe, as a Zone.
Wizarmon: It is highly possible that the Digital World includes your world and furthermore exists at a structural level above yours...even if all of the processing resources in your universe were used, it's still not enough to process the Digital World's data...
In the XW Digital World, the entire human world(our universe) exists as just one of the zones of the DIgital World.