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    Teen Scientists Create A Time Capsule For The Future

    The New York Historical Society Museum not only opened up a a time capsule from 1914, they also gathered objects from a group of "teen scientists" to create their own time capsule so the people from the future can see how we're living in 2014.

    Yesterday the New York Historical Society Museum opened up a time capsule dating all the way back from 1914.

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    Time Capsule expert Nick Yablon kick started the event with an opening statement

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    Seth Low sealed the bronze chest and left its contents to be discovered in 1974 but they were never opened. It was entrusted to the the New York Historical Society until a later date. The Historical Society chose October 8th, 2014 to mark the 400th anniversary of the Dutch colonization of the New World.

    Afterwards Daniel Santiago and Richard Miller did the pesky task of opening the 100 year old "capsule".

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    The crowd could not contain its excitement as the top was removed.

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    It was filled with tons of old documents.

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    The first item out was a telegram from 1914 addressed to the governor of New York to be opened in 1974.

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    Followed by the 1914 edition of the Eagle Almanac.

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    There was even a 1914 edition of the New York Times which they couldn't even open without the pages breaking.

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    Taking inspiration from the 1914 capsule, young scientists of our generation prepare a time capsule to wow the people living 100 years from now.

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    These are some items the young scientists chose to include in their time capsule.

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    They included various items to represent our generation to the people of the future.

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    Hopefully by then headphones will be built into our brains so we can stop using these horrible things.

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    Teleportation will make these irrelevant.

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    A dollar bill will be the new penny by the time they open the new capsule.

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    We wont need to smother ourselves in this since there will be a cure for germs!

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    They even included documentation of the most important photographic innovation of our time: The Selfie!

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