Watch This Now: Prophetic Fifth Graders from 1995 Predict the Future of the Internet, Get Everything Right


If you watch nothing else on the internet today, make it this mid-’90s PSA of fifth graders talking about the future of the internet. These miniature oracles predict the nature of the online landscape with creepy accuracy, all the way down to our cultural obsession with cats.

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  1. Julianne (ModCloth) 08/15/2012 at 11:29 am #

    The music in this video is amazing. So is that kid’s bowl cut. “I even found a recipe for cat food cupcakes!”

  2. Lindsey 08/15/2012 at 11:29 am #

    What a stylish group of prophets! 😉

    Et tu, tutu?

  3. Roni 08/15/2012 at 11:48 am #

    I love how the “shouldn’t everybody be on the internet” question at the end gets a very pissed off reaction from the little girl in the glasses, all while saying “YES!” hahaha this was wayyy creepy.

  4. Emily (Tar-tryin') 08/15/2012 at 12:19 pm #

    The catfood cupcakes girl made me laugh. I was to see this as an SNL sketch!

    • Laura (ModCloth) 08/15/2012 at 2:09 pm #

      Emily, I am with you there, girl! That part is amazing.

  5. Lauren 08/15/2012 at 3:43 pm #

    This is so bad that it’s good.

  6. Lauren 08/15/2012 at 4:19 pm #

    These kids are from my hometown! There is a good chance I may have babysat these prophetic children!

  7. Jenny 08/19/2012 at 10:45 pm #

    THEY were not predicting anything. They were simply reading from a script provided to them by adults.

  8. Victoria / Justice Pirate 08/25/2012 at 11:15 am #

    no kids, the internet is bad. don’t do it!!! ha. Oh goodness I was 11 in 1995. I didn’t know what the internet was yet!

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