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Time Capsule: What would you like to tell them about Poland and yourself?


SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
31 Dec 2008 /  #1
Do you think that in 1000 years or 10,000 years, historians will look back on now, the birth of the internet and be going through these posts?.

Like the people who come on here with nothing but a letter and they are trying to find family, people in the future will be searching the web for their families?

I often think they will, you know.

So let us suppose it is 1000 years from now and the human race has survived many wars and prosperity.
Of course the technology we are using now will appear to them, as crude as the abacus appears to us.

Let us further say that 15 generations from now, that someone is looking for you and this is your chance to tell/show them what your life is like now.

What would you like to tell them about Poland and yourself?
Lots of Pictures, please.




Remember the difference between archaeologists and grave robbers is just a matter of time (Joke).




2008/2009

Let us further say that 15 generations from now, that someone is looking for you and this is your chance to tell/show them what your life is like now.

Politicians still lie.
We romanticise the past.
Poland has changed quite a bit since I first came here 6/7 years ago, mostly for the good.
Nothing beats a cool beer after a long hot walk.
Sometimes clouds don't look like animals but that is ok.
I live in the mountains, almost in the forest in the south of Poland and enjoy it very much here.
I think humans are creatures of comparison and pattern finding, this leads to all sorts of problems with what we commonly refer to as 'reality'.

I find it difficult to let go of the past sometimes.
I love to learn new things, it is one of the great advantages of being alive.

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I really have no idea why I started this thread and I have even less idea why I am continuing.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
29 Jan 2009 /  #2
I really have no idea why I started this thread and I have even less idea why I am continuing

"And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea."

Sometimes the destination is not clear at first.

For me I would like the future dwellers to know how my perceptions of Poland changed in the space of four short days many years ago. For them to understand the pride of a people who had been through adversity. I hope that they would still see it then. Cultures are important preservation targets.

Nice thread SeanBM. I will have to give it some more thought and prepare a proper answer one day.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
29 Jan 2009 /  #3
I will have to give it some more thought and prepare a proper answer one day.

Me too, it is big.

I am going to write this to Nemo (nobody), in a vain attempt to seem a little more structured.

Dear Nemo,

I could tell you that, Obama is the first black president of the U.S.A.
or that Polish people have been legally working around the newly expanded E.U.
And a whole load of other facts and figures that I am sure you can find in an early 20 century history book.

I wonder what it was like for my great (times14) grand father and I wonder what a day in the life was like, what music, books and technology they used, their hopes and fears.

So I will assume that is what you would like to hear about.

Today,
I am sick with the flue.
I have been sick for about 4 days but today I can mostly take off work.
I do not often get sick and usually I only get ill for about a day.
But because I have had to do things like, yesterday I had to climb up a ladder against a tree, in a river, in the snow to cut branches that had pulled down my electricity cable it doesn't help.

So this morning I woke up to the alarm clock on my mobile phone, got up brushed my teeth, called people about work issues.
The electrician came and fixed the cable for free.
More work related telephone calls, it appears that due to the recent rise in temperature everybody in Poland is ill, I hope that they have finally decided to stay in bed too :)

I am just after realising something Nemo,
You must be a historian because if by any chance, slim as it is, this does reach you in 1000 years, that the language I am using is a very archaic and probably nothing like what you use.

I dislike most music produced these last few years, perhaps I am just getting old but I can't remember ever liking music of my generation, I personally prefer music from about 1920 to late 1970, to us there is a big difference.

I like to read scientific books, I think it is our only and best chance of survival, to understand.
I hope people will jump to the next paradigm in evolutionary thought and start using their brains.
There are many wars and dictators, nobody can tell the difference between freedom fighters and terrorists any more, the media is just used to manipulate us and it is all so tiresome.

I would love to see more exploration of our rain forests, space and the oceans, we could learn a lot.

So I try to improve myself, I have given up smoking cigarettes, (inhaling fumes from a burning plant, very addictive).
This practise is still freely practised in this country even though everyone knows the consiquences.
I personally think people ought to be allowed to smoke if they want, their life, their choice.
I have become a vegetarian again.

I have recently heard that archaeologists have come across a Roman dump from the time of Jesus about 2009 years ago from now.
They found pages and pages of people's rubbish/garbage and have found pages that might be part of the Christian bible, it is being taken very seriously by the Vatican.

But the most interesting thing I thought was that most of the papers found are actually about pornography.
Which just made me think of this internet, most people it seems spend their time clicking porn sites.
Anyway, take care.

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