In the big world of internet jokes, some memes become famous on their own. “This Meme Is From The Future” is one of those memes.
It’s a funny picture showing an old man with three copies of himself, each one a different color – green, purple, and blue. People on Reddit really like it.
They made up a playful story about the old man being a time traveler from the future. Let’s take a closer look at how this picture turned into a fun story that people enjoy sharing.
About Meme from the Future
The first post of the meme was uploaded to /r/me_irl by Redditor DanknessIn_MemesOut on December 5th, 2016.
The image features a yellow-tinted exploitable image of an old man being jumped on by three other clones of himself, tinted in green, purple, and blue. The post garnered more than 25,000 upvotes within the first 48 hours.
How It Went Viral
Then, on December 6th, 2016, another Reddit user named pepis3 posted a picture of four old men getting sucked into a stargate. The caption said, “Rare image of a meme about to travel to the past (Circa 42069).” That image got over 9,000 upvotes in just one day. Later the same day, another user named Neceron posted a “meme of the month chart” for the year 42069. They edited the three old men into the month of December on the chart, and it got nearly 10,000 upvotes in less than 48 hours!
Examples of Meme from the Future
People on the internet are really creative. They can take a simple picture and make it into something much bigger. This shows how much fun the online world can be. Even a single picture can spark a lot of excitement and storytelling.