“Michael Goldhaber is the internet prophet you’ve never heard of. Here’s a short list of things he saw coming: the complete dominance of the internet, increased shamelessness in politics, terrorists co-opting social media, the rise of reality television, personal websites, oversharing, personal essay, fandoms and online influencer culture — along with the near destruction of our ability to focus. Most of this came to him in the mid-1980s, when Mr. Goldhaber, a former theoretical physicist, had a revelation.” Charlie Warzel in the NYT: I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age.

+ Here’s Goldhaber in Wired in 1997. The currency of the New Economy won’t be money, but attention — A radical theory of value. (Too bad these predictions didn’t go viral…)