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Time capsule: Send your message to the future

timecapsuleWhat would you have to say to those will be alive 50 years from now? What messages or objects would you regard as being essential to pass on to them?

For World Philosophy Day 2012 (15 November), UNESCO is inviting people to leave a message or objects for future generations in a time capsule, that will be buried at their Paris Headquarters and unearthed in 2062 on the same date.

Anything that is important to you - and therefore, of possible interest to future generations - is welcome. Send in an explanation for your choice. Feel free to use any kind of tools to send your message to future generations.

Each year, World Philosophy Day is a unique opportunity to bring the international community together and encourage thought-provoking discussions on contemporary issues. As the defenses of peace must be constructed in people’s minds, it is our duty to work to strengthen those minds through critical thought and mutual understanding.

The time capsule is a powerful reminder that intergenerational solidarity is key to lasting peace. Just as the United Nations was founded on the premise to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” we all have the moral obligation to endeavor, every day, to hand on a better world for the future

Visit UNESCO’s website for some ideas and background information.

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