Unit 9 Time Capsule Assignment
Item 1: Letter of introduction:
A hundred years into the future, I see vast expanses of land (all over the world), where wind farming projects have come up providing sustainable renewable energy. I see the vast majority of cars running on water (yes - water indeed), causing no harm at all to the environment. I believe the technology for this doesn't exist as of yet, although I've seen claims of cars running on water. The technology though, I believe, can be developed in the future. I see that the thing called "plastics" is extinct - people are using biodegradable materials instead thereby saving the Earth of the vast quantities of debris that just doesn't go away, whether in our oceans or on our land. I see that there is no such thing as "paper" anymore - people therefore don't cut trees anymore. Not even for building houses - composite, unheard-as-of-yet materials have replaced wood.
I see that air travel 100 years in the future is not via the same fuel-guzzling airplanes we have today. They have given way to alternate-fuelled airplanes, primarily powered by hydrogen-based fuel technology. I see that houses in the future have discarded the conventional heating systems employed by us now. Instead, passive houses have become the standard, which rely on the houses' own generated heat to heat the house, thereby being more environmentally friendly and being energy efficient.
Things are not quite rosy here. I see that countries still exist (good thing I guess). Borders are still guarded zealously and fought for - via wars when required and when not required in equal measure. I see nations squabbling over water - that preciously scarce resource of the future. I see that terrorists still abound - the Osama Bin Laden types still roam the Earth terrorizing countries and peoples with newer weapons and newer methods of instilling terror. I see that the United States is no longer the sole superpower of the world...