A hundred years from now, a major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was during our current historical period. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say? – Source
“The year is 2015. The world is living in a society of consumerism. Men and women are bombarded with ads to buy products they don’t need with the money they don’t have. But not all was bad 100 years ago. This generation found a way to reverse nearly 70 percent of the greenhouse effect, managed to set up a human colony on Mars, and established Earth’s place on the galaxy, by communicating with a race of alien beings from a planet located on coordinates 10-0-11-00:02 from Galactic Zero Center.
In 2022, using Google Translator’s collection of languages, a universal translator was created. It had the ability to translate everything in real time, within the user’s brain. It was also to predict what the next word was going to be, but following a diplomatic incident resulting from a poor use of this feature, it was dropped.
- In an attempt to locate a cargo ship located near the Pillars of Hercules, the ancient city of Atlantis is discovered. An unprecedented international effort is put to action to bring back the lost city. Artifacts found in its ruins help establish faster computers and the entire restructuring of the world’s history.
In 2067, due to a breakthrough in warp drive technology, a form of time travel was invented. People could visit the past and record footage from that timestream, while staying out of that timeline. which led to faster resolution of many court cases.
Two years later, the world saw the 100th anniversary of the moon landing, live from 1969.
Ten years after this, enough research had been done to safely send a crew of a TV show to Pompeii, on August 23rd, 79, 2000 earlier, to witness and record the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This led to some psychological problems suffered by the crew, as they could see the anguish and terror on the people’s faces and had no way of helping them.
The time travel mail service was innaugurated by ChronoPost, which allowed people to send letters to the past.
Excursions to earlier times stared happening en masse circa 2084, with the first time travel for the “Regular Joe”, as the average citizen was called, costing about 5,000,000 euros, something like 5.2924 million U.S. dollars.
And the “pièce of résistance”, a time capsule from 2015 filled with artifacts of the era… What have our forefathers left us?
Come and see with your own eyes the results of their work.
I guess I got a little carried away, didn’t I?