Archie Comics shared a few panels from a 1997 edition of “Betty” that predicted kids in 2021 would be attending school at home in front of a computer with a camera instead of in person.
“They never have to carry books to school…and never have to worry about the weather!” a man in the comics joyfully explains:
[Originally published in Betty #46, Feb. 1997] pic.twitter.com/UNwjBa2gFe
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) March 16, 2021
Well, that was a little too on-the-nose:
Archie predicted the pandemic confirmed https://t.co/zb5q8jjCkG
— Molly Lambert ? (@mollylambert) March 16, 2021
Apparently Nostradamus drew comics? https://t.co/94aHLrr8VU
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) March 17, 2021
Or it’s time travel. One of the two:
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) March 17, 2021
Thankfully, they were wrong about the clothing:
Archie Comics, being right about the future!
[Well, the tech turned out sleeker and the fashions, um, less so!] https://t.co/eIAdOtzjxw
— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) March 16, 2021
And where are the flying cars we were promised?
what no flat screens!? https://t.co/2gxPTaEPXR
— Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) March 16, 2021