Future Based Time-Capsule: Anticipated Futures

We want to test how good your prediction skills are, can you read the future? If so, join our Time Capsule Project:

Creating a time capsule is a form of time travel. Imagine a future where the world is blooming and blossoming, what does it look like, feel like, smell like, sound like? We invite you to shape the future history of the world with us.

It’s easy to see how current world problems might lead to collapse, it’s more daring and difficult to imagine a scenario where it might all turn out for the better. A possible future that can inspire us through times ahead and open us up to opportunities. Change is inevitable, it is the strongest force in the universe. It is up to us to use it for good, to accept it and adapt to it. With the time capsule we imagine a world that might look like science fiction, but who knows, looking back after 10 years, it might have been science fiction without fictional futures.

Imagine a future where the world is flourishing, where society is thriving. How do we live, work, eat, love? What technological advancements have greatly improved our life? How did we take on climate change? What role do arts and culture have? What do our laws, education system, government look like? Are we traveling in space? How does the Future smell? What colour does the Future have? Pick one or all of these aspects, or choose a different one of your own preference. Next, write down, record a voice memo, a video, draw something, create a scrapbook, or anything how you think it will evolve into the future. It doesn’t have to be very big, or very long. Maybe the future is just one word.

Submit your scenario to timecapsule@futurebased.org.

During the reading session Time Tales – Travelling in and through time, we’ll create the time capsule. After the reading session, we’ll continue filling the time capsule online, or maybe we will even have a booklet printed. Future Based will collect your scenarios and share some of your futures online (with your consent). We will save it for 10 years and after 10 years we’ll reach out to you again and see to what extent, we created the future history of the world.

This time-capsule project is part of the reading sessions Science Fiction minus Fiction Futures, hosted and curated by Lilian de Jong.