"Time flies when you're having a culture."
June 3, 2011 7:50 AM Subscribe
posted by ZeusHumms (81 comments total)
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As part of a 1995 Wired special issue on scenarios of the future
, Douglas Coupland ( previously
) noted that most time capsules seem irrelevant to the modern eye, and dared to contemplate:
If you could send a time capsule back 20 years [to 1975], what artifacts [from 1995] would you choose?
"To all you youngsters, sure, you grew up with all the things shown here, but there was a time when music meant (shudder) vinyl, when there were no VCRs, when recycling, decaf coffee, and bottled water were all jokes ... a time when (get this) every single consumer item on Earth didn't have bar codes, and when personal computers were a silly dream".