Great Job, Internet!: Todd Rundgren basically predicted Tidal and Spotify in 1978
Todd Rundgren is just one of those guys who can succeed at anything; the songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer can now add psychic friend to his business card.
Rolling Stone has unearthed a video interview with Rundgren from 1978 where the Philadelphian predicted the current media landscape.
Rundgren has always been a technology guy—he wrote a song titled “I Hate My Frickin’ I.S.P” for a 2000 record and slipped references to his Blackberry and e-mail into “Not Tonight” by The New Cars. In the interview, Rundgren dismisses the then current tech of the “videodisc” as it is not an erasable media and suggests that in 25 years, every home will have a “resident computer in their home with a billion bites of memory in it, and this will be standard.”
Rundgren states “The economic structure will shift itself. You’ll no longer go out and buy permanently …