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Flashback: The Future of the Web 1995-Style

Whether it’s browser improvements, new web standards or just design trends, we spend a fair amount of time talking about the future of the web here at Webmonkey.

Sometimes though it’s good to take a step back and remember that no one knows what the future of the web will really look like. In fact most predictions turn out to be utterly wrong.

In that spirit, here’s a 1995 piece from MTV on this crazy thing called the Internet.

What makes this bit of time capsule trivia worth more than a cheap laugh is a) the hacking, privacy, and freedom of speech issues raised are still far from settled even today and b) the amazing thing about the web isn’t how much it’s changed, but how much it remains basically the same.

Okay. Back to work.

[via the Awl]