As far as career's in Hollywood go, Ben Affleck has seemed to ride the wave and stay relevant, even through those tumultuous years of "Gigli" and "Daredevil." About that time, 2003, Affleck along with Matt Damon co-produced "The Battle Of Shaker Heights." Never heard of it? That's because NO one saw it or those who did, didn't speak highly of the film. Forget the movie, the important part is during a press junket for the movie, Ben Affleck says some pretty interesting stuff about the rise of TV, movie and music streaming service. Ben AFFLECK PREDICTED NETFLIX!!!!!!!
... wow. Ben Affleck perfectly predicting Spotify and Netflix in a random 2003 interview— John Backus (@backus) July 8, 2018
Almost exactly right about the unit economics of annual music subscriptions and the timing of online movie streaming. Solid point too on how shareware (Napster) is a necessary predecessor pic.twitter.com/mpEgRPK4zL
So, Netflix DID exist as early as 1997, but you could only have the movies sent to you as DVD's. It wouldn't be until 2007 before the media giant started streaming content. Usually it's The Simpsons who predict the future, but this time....I've gotta hand it to Ben. Well. Done. Sir. Now, what's next?