Proof that Bowie wasn’t just ahead of the curve with music.

In David Bowie’s 2000 BBC interview with Jeremy Paxman, he basically predicts where we all find ourselves now. Talking about the impact the internet will have on music and society, Bowie remarks: “I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do society – both good and bad – is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying.”

He even, later in the interview, refers to its impact on “content.” Christ.

Paxman, for his part, isn’t convinced, replying: “it’s just a tool, though, isn’t it?”. “No it’s not”, responds Bowie. “It’s an alien life form. Is there Life on Mars? Yes, it’s just landed here.” Watch the clip below.

Bowie died yesterday after an 18-month battle with cancer. Artists have been paying tribute all day.

Watch the full interview below, and skip to 6:00 for the internet stuff:

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