Back in September 2010, when I was just starting my senior year of high school, I wrote an email to myself through FutureMe.org titled “Questions for the Future.” In it, I asked several questions for myself to answer in 2017. Below you'll find the answers to those questions. Enjoy!
This email was sent by you (me) in September 2010.
Is the Simpsons off TV yet?
No. And honestly, I don’t remember being a fan of the Simpsons, so I don’t know why I would ask this. I guess for posterity?
Did they make an Arrested Development movie?
No, but they did make a new season which was alright. And there’s another new season coming out in 2018. So, kind of?
Is Will Ferrell still making awesome movies?
Not, uh... not really.
Is Conan O'Brien still on? Jon Stewart? Colbert?
Yes, but on TBS. No. Yes, but on CBS. Overall, late night TV is probably worse now than it was in 2010. Sorry, me.
Do you still watch Psych, House, The Event, NCIS, Fringe, The Office, 30 Rock, Communtiy, SNL?
I don’t even know what the hell The Event is, so no to that. I still watch The Office on Netflix (Netflix is a prominent video streaming platform in 2017).
Did they ever make a sequel to Cloverfield?
Kind of, they made it into an anthology series. So not really.
Is the iPad still "revolutionary"?
I’m not sure what I meant when I put "revolutionary” in quotes, but tablets are very popular so it seems like the iPad had an impact. Personally, my phone does everything I’d use a tablet for — and for that reason, I’m out.
Has anything truly amazing happened with technology?
Yes, this happened.
How much money do you have?
Not enough. If you get this answer in 2010, invest everything in Bitcoin. Pls.
How much does gas cost - today it's $2.87?
About $2.50, so cheaper actually. Thanks Obama.
Has the Tea Party destroyed America yet?
I wouldn’t say destroyed, but they certainly haven’t helped.
How’s the whole Israel / Palestine thing?
Was Barack Obama reelected?
Yes. Now please, for the love of God, don’t ask any more questions about the presidency.
Who is the president?
Oh, my sweet summer child.