Time Traveler: Excuse me, I'm a time-traveler from the past; what's the most important thing of your time?
Me: Well, the internet can connect everyone in the world virtually and for free.
Time Traveler: Dear God! This must change everything! Arts! Science!
Me: Absolutely! It's incredible.
Time Traveler: It must be so useful to apply to the real world!
Me: The what?
Time Traveler: Well show me how it works! Let's explore it!
(I turn it on)
Time Traveler: Russian models want to chat with you? Splendid!
Me: Uh, let's just look through the most popular sites here, shall we?
Time Traveler: Wonderful! The future must hold such wonders that
is that a cat on a keyboard?
Time Traveler: Huh. Well that's strange. But enough of that; on to the sciences! Huzzah!
(Clicks around for five minutes)
Time Traveler: Are these
just more cats?
Time Traveler: Is the setting stuck on "cats"?
Me: Nope. This is the most popular thing on the entire internet.
Time Traveler: Is
the future's currency based on cats?
Time Traveler: ARE WE RULED BY CATS!?
Time Traveler: Okay. Okay. Well, that's okay. It's a strange new world, one with a significant cat fetish.
Me: Excuse me?
Time Traveler: I'm not here to judge. But is there anything here that aren't funny cats?
Me: Oh absolutely. Anything you want is on the internet, as long as all you want is porn, cats and internet comments.
Time Traveler: Internet comments?
Me: Yeah, anyone in the world can talk to anyone else, anywhere in the world, you can give your opinions freely and share them with others.
Time Traveler: Wonderful! Debates and discussions! Can we read one?
Me: Sure thing.
Time Traveler: Oh, this author was "first", that's interesting, well, on to the
wait, are they just arguing over who is first?
Time Traveler: Huh
you would, uh, think they'd discuss other things. Or discuss any-thing, really. Seriously, anything. Oh look, a picture of a cat. Wonderful.
Me: Okay, calm down.
Time Traveler: Just so we're clear on this; the internet can do anything, right?
Time Traveler: And you do this? What, were you guys just bored after you solved disease?
Time Traveler: You haven't cured all disease yet
but you made this. Perfect.
Me: Hey, we cured the lack of funny cats. Um, millions of times.
Time Traveler: This is insane! One things for sure, I'll have some terrible things to say to the newspapers! You still have those, right?
Me: Well, those are kind of obsolete because of
Time Traveler: Right. The box of funny cats. Instead of the news. Well, that's just great, future man. Awesome.
Time Traveler: Wow, you guys
Wow. Uh, great job using your infinite magic here. Cats. Awesome.
Me: Shut up man, we're the future! We're so much better than you it's crazy.
Time Traveler: Fine. You might be right. Tell you what; what's the newest, most impressive technology you have, that drives even you all crazy? Maybe, just maybe, that's something worthwhile.
Me: The, uh
the Ipad is pretty cool.
Time Traveler: Ok, great; what does it do?
Me: It's the
it's the newest way to see funny cats.
Time Traveler: I'm out of here.