The Onion’s Extremely Accurate History Of The Internet

The Onion’s Extremely Accurate History Of The Internet

A satirical view over 8 short videos by Cole Bolton
(All videos open in new window and they auto-play hence why only the links here)

Video Part One: —Humanity’s Terrible Past: 50,000 Years Without WiFi

We explore what life was like before the Internet. In a time no one remembers anymore, cavemen wandered the Earth without Google maps, and humanity floundered for centuries.

Video Part Two: Computers—The Thing You Need To Make the Internet

The U.S. military invented the Internet to kill foreigners. Instead they gave the world porn. Get the whole, untold story.

Video Part Three: The Roaring 90s – Tech Stocks Gone Wild

The tech boom of the roaring 90s: our best national delusion yet. Learn about it on The Onion’s History of the Internet.

Video Part Four: Y2k – A Civilization Rises From The Ashes

In the charred wasteland left in the crash’s wake, roving bands of cannibals ruled the land. Many saved themselves from disaster by building fortresses out of surplus direct-mail AOL disks.

Video Part Five: Social Networks—Better Than Real Friends

Social networks made having real friends obsolete and, frankly, a little pathetic. Why go to a dinner party with four or five friends when you could instead post a photo of you eating dinner alone and have eighty strangers “like” it?

Video Part Six: Interactivity—Joining the Conversation About Hitler

With the rise of more online interactivity, we enter an era when socially awkward Americans finally got serious about wasting their lives.

Video Part Seven: Smart Phones—The Technology Bricks That Changed Our Lives

The Onion reveals the history of smart phones, the tiny external brains that do our thinking for us now.

Video Part Eight: The Internet’s Future—The Inhuman Road Ahead

How is the Internet going to evolve in the future?
Scientists predict that strap-on web-goggles will allow us to surf the web while stepping blindly into traffic.

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