In 1992, Jeremiah McDonald, a 12-year-old kid with a dog named Molly (!!) and a thing for Dr. Who, recorded himself talking to the man he would become 20 years in the future. Well, thanks to math and time, the future is now!
A precocious kid, Jeremiah grew up to be a slickly funny 32-year-old man with an appropriately deeper voice and––yes, still––a thing for Dr. Who.
It’s pretty remarkable how 12-year-old Jeremiah recorded himself speaking in a way such that current Jeremiah is able to hold a two-way conversation with himself; this is not just a monologue about life as kid in the ’90s.
Jeremiah 2012: ”Why don’t I ask you some questions?”
Jeremiah 1992: “You wanna ask me questions? You know about— You already know.”
Jeremiah 2012: ”Well, yeah, but life before the Internet’s kiiinda a blur to me.”
Jeremiah 1992: ”What? Didn’t quite catch that.”
Jeremiah 2012: ”The Internet. It’s a thing that— You’ll know what it is in a few years. It’s gonna completely take over your life. You’re gonna spend many hours sitting in a room, staring at a screen…”