Professor Charles Simpson of the Nothing Better To Do University of Ipswich has analysed the 2003 Busted Track "Year 3000" and discovered that far from being a mere catchy pop tune, the song is a harbinger of things to come, and a remarkably prophetic track.
"Although released in 2003," said Simpson, "this song has already had elements starting to come through as possible truths; so much so, that I believe it to be an accurate portrayal of the year 3000, the song is well on the way to becoming multi-platinum, as predicted in the song, and who could have predicted a nose dive in Michael Jackson's records back then? These predictions have occurred already, but the song makes further predictions."
Simpson explained that in order for the singer's great-great-great-granddaughter to be alive in the year three thousand, it would be necessary for the average age of births to increase quite a lot.
"If the current average of twenty years is used, it will be more like the year 2220," said Simpson. "However, we have already seen several elderly ladies give birth, and I believe that this trend will increase hand in hand with increasing lifespan over just four generations."
A second prediction about living underwater ties in nicely with rising sea levels, and the ladies swimming naked matches with a global rise in temperatures. It would take a re-union for a seventh album to be released, but boy bands seem to be jumping on the Take That bandwagon, so it cannot be ruled out.
Professor Simpson denies being the former front man of the band.