Friday, March 12, 2010

Louisville Bicentennial Time Capsule

If you don't look closely you may mistake it for a water meter lid or something, but this cover plate for a time capsule is hidden in plain sight downtown at the corner of 7th and Main.

I think it's interesting that we as a society now hold on to our past much more than ever- especially thanks to pop culture's ability to continue reverberating long after its day, and also because of the internet's inherent archiving of everything. Because of this, I wonder if the culture shock will be all that great when people in 2075 finally open this vault. I predict that much of the contents will still be familiar and well-known to the people of the future. By contrast, the gulf between 1875 and 1975 seemed vast and relatively unfathomable in 1975.

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