It's good to know we'll have plenty of "content" for the looming end of the world.
Upsetting fans who remember when Netflix was a cute little low-cost startup, the corporation announced a huge price increase for money to develop more original shows and movies. The NetFlix stock price also leaped.
The media monolith that began as a mail-order video service raised its monthly rates to fight off burgeoning competition in the streaming universe. Apple, Disney, Xfinity and others are now also developing original content.
It's already nearly impossible to keep up with all of the shows, movies, documentaries, podcasts and so on constantly flowing in the giant computer cloud.
Soon, people will have devices implanted into their brains for 24-hour streaming, even while sleeping. Virtual dreams, Paypal accepted.
The new world of self-driving cars will be equipped with constant content. Video images will flit across our refrigerators, ovens, computer screens.
As the hunger for content increases, incomes for writers, musicians and video makers plunge. Book and magazine reading declines. Newspapers disappear. Science and education sink. Climate news worsens. Democracy deterioriates, and migrants flee horrible crime and violence.
Don't worry. We'll be streaming, if we can afford it after robots take our jobs. Each of us will get vouchers for Big Macs and Whoppers.