I showed the librarian how Dostoevsky predicted the internet (and what we'd use it for) over a hundred years ago.
She seemed unimpressed.
"We are assured that the longer time goes on, the closer the world draws towards fraternal communion, when distances will be bridged and thoughts transmitted through the air. Alas, put no faith in such a union of men. By interpreting freedom as the multiplication and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems." - The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. (Published in 1880.)