The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things for us. One of them being the way education is imparted in schools. Almost all educational institutes shifted from traditional methods of teaching to online learning.
While we must have not imagined this situation ever, an Archie comics strip from 1997 seems to have correctly predicted what schooling would look like in 2021.
Don't believe? Check out the post on their official Twitter page.
👀— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) March 16, 2021
[Originally published in Betty #46, Feb. 1997] pic.twitter.com/UNwjBa2gFe
It shows the popular Betty series imagining Betty Cooper's life in 2021 A.D. and is so frikking accurate that people can't stop talking about it. Especially the sign on the wall saying:
Video monitor must remain uncovered at all times.
yoooooo..... maybe... time travel do exist https://t.co/IBIQhah2D2— 𖣐s҉ูููููููai᩿᩿dᩖ⃠f᩿eb࿆࿆࿆࿆࿆࿆࿆࿆࿆irີ๊๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋๋ (@herseykuda) March 17, 2021
They even predicted the warning not to cover the monitor (presumably they mean camera), too. https://t.co/2Py6Xm4MGO— matt blaze (@mattblaze) March 17, 2021
This is pretty close to the scene at my house in the morning- though I wish I had that cool grey tunic https://t.co/PKni2g8APQ— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) March 18, 2021
all right this is somewhat insane https://t.co/iE1yRn5Qe1— atomickristin, first of her name, probably (@atomickristin) March 17, 2021
Except for the size of the webcam, looks pretty accurate… https://t.co/UfcPYhrhee— Navneet Nair (@navneetdesigns) March 17, 2021
That comic is shockingly prescient about online schooling: "Video monitor must remain uncovered at all times". I was a bit suspicious that this must be a hoax, but I verified that Betty #46 really did have Betty as "a student in the futuristic classrooms of 2021."— Ken Shirriff (@kenshirriff) March 16, 2021
Here we are 25 years later attending classes online. Who knew this would come true?