In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Time Capsule.”
What would you put in this year’s time capsule to channel the essence of our current moment for future generations?
I guess with blogging one learns daily. I come across new words and new things all the time here. Well, I have never heard the word “time capsule”. Communication plays a big role on how we construct meanings to things.
The time capsule is a keepsake container of personal goods and information that shows a snapshot or memory of today when opened. People place such historic caches of goods or information with the intention of communicating with future people and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists or historians. People create and place time capsules during celebrations such as a Centennial, Bicentennial, a World’s fair, a cornerstone laying for a building or at other important events (Wikipedia: accessed on 6 March 2015).
If I was given a time capsule I would use to store:
- Sneakers and clothing items popularly worn now (for example, long t-shirts, Jordan sneakers, All-Star sneakers.
- All the books that I have which I think are worth being read in future.
- My Tony Hawk skateboard.
- Smart phones and gadgets (perhaps Play station 4, Tablets
These are not much but I am sure in the next 5 years our phones will be much better than now. A lot of things change a lot. I am sure than skateboards too have changed. From old-school skater cruisers to well designed, not heavy boards. Fashion itself continuously changes. A lot of the old-school trends are worn now like vintage, nerdy glasses, checked shirts and so forth. I can imagine times without computers and all these life changing gadgets around us from tablets, laptops and phones. The convenience of having them is so great that turning back would be no option. Going back is a no no! But keeping all these for others to see how we now live is a yes yes!