LONDON — Whatever David Bowie did, whether musically or in fashion, acting or politics, it always seemed to come from the future. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the late singer predicted the power and potential of the Internet while the rest of us were looking the other way.

In a wide-ranging interview with professional griller Jeremy Paxman, Bowie eloquently praises the nascent technology. “It carries the flag of being subversive and possibly rebellious and chaotic and nihilistic,” he says around halfway through the clip above.

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‘We’re on the cusp of something exhilarating’: David Bowie on the Internet, in the year 2000