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Source: Screenshot Ben Affleck @backus/Twitter

Ben Affleck Accurately Predicted Streaming Services Like Netflix Back In A 2003 Interview 😮

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

Everybody's favorite Hollywood punching bag, Ben Affleck has been unmasked as a kind of digital Nostradamus for our time.

Posting a 2003 interview of Affleck doing press for his Project Green Light winner, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Twitter user John Backus (@backus) noted that  Affleck "perfectly" predicted "Spotify and Netflix" and that he was "almost exactly right about the unit economics of annual music subscriptions and the timing of online movie streaming."

Apparently, Backus  had been "diving deep on the history of file sharing," when he came upon the clip in the Internet Archive: