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Will Jarvis – “Time Capsule Behavior”

by Stewart Brand on May 16th, 02005

Will Jarvis

Time capsule secrets

High school classes and world’s fairs do it. Universities and builders and companies and municipalities do it. They bury little hoards of things they think people in the future will treasure— the future being ten years or ten thousand or never (most time capsules are immediately forgotten). Something strange, deep, and rather endearing is going on.

Time capsules are about talking to the present, not the future.

That’s the main thing I learned from William Jarvis’s hilarious expose of time capsule reality last night…

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