What item would you put in a time capsule that would be sealed for 100 years?
A letter describing the past, life as it is now and how I imagine it to be in 100 years along with a few pictures from the past and the present.
I would first put the philosophical basis of our cultures and religions: The Bible, Torah, Koran, and various works from the Eastern Religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikh ,etc (I apologize, I'm not as versed in those).
Then as an American, I would want the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in there as well.
Cell phones would be next (with lots of photos on it)
One actual newspaper (as they are going away soon)
And finally, weapons....AK47s, AR15, and various handguns (probably a Glock 9mm).
I think that encapsulates modern society, the good and the bad.
The 10 wonders of the world. Maybe make that one thousand wonders of the world.
Photos of every race of people.
Photos of top car models.
Photos of every practical invention with instructions on how to build them again in case they became lost technology. (If only the Egyptians had only buried detailed photos/instructions of how to build the pyramids!)
The world's best cookbook.
The world's best games with instructions.
The world's best bill of rights and laws.
And a pet rock. People of the future would puzzle for years over why the rock was so popular or important or if it "meant" something, or if it was some magical thing that had lost its magic and why, or if it was meant to be communication from an alien being. Yep, it would be tons of fun to see them try to figure out a pet rock!
Poems and stories describing how we live now would be a good thing to put in a time capsule. Perhaps a modern song and pictures of the way we dress. A hundred years is closer than we think. A skip and a hop away.
A few cans of the popular colas of the day with the question: "Would any of you reading this actually make a habit of drinking this stuff?"
A Twinkie ! Just kidding - I could not resist that.
I think I would put a copy of my best hub on preserving planet Earth. Or one of Jodah's hubs on the same topic.
I think some well-written young adult novels from the current time would be a great idea. It would be fun to see how much things have changed, and how much they've remained the same.
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