is the Looking-Glass Time Capsule?
place to leave your experiences, your feelings your concerns,
your hopes and dreams. They will mature into an historical document
for the fascination and study of future Internet generations.
At this time you should consider a submission to the Time Capsule
an important contribution towards a peaceful future. The emotion
and thoughts you project in words during these times of global
disharmony can help to analyse the entire mood of humanity.
Since World War 2 there has never been a more profound time
in modern history to make use of this important utility... a
human expression caught in time, and a reminder to future generations
how terror and provocation amongst humankind can change the
mood of the entire world.
The Internet allows a way of capturing a snapshot of your personal
thoughts and experiences. Web blogs are fine if you want to
publish your rants and diary of the day for everybody on earth
to nose into. But blogs can clearly be too personalized and
irrelevant, as they rarely capture the flavour an individual's
experiences and concern about the planet as a whole - but Time
Capsule essays can to be constructive - food-for-thought, which
readers may be inspired by, and in turn help to improve the
mindset of humanity towards more compassionate ways of thinking.
This is how the Time Capsule aims to always make your voice
available as a reflection for all ... now ... and in a hopefully
more compassionate future.
Material put out on the internet usually stays on there forever.
This is because web pages are cached on internet mainframe computers.
So even if a website might disappear, the pages themselves are
often still out there in cyberspace. So writing an essay to
leave in the Looking-Glass Time Capsule site is a great way
for future generations to get a glimpse of today's feelings
and emotions about the world from everyday people, anywhere
around the globe.
don't be shy to submit an essay, however short ... this is also
a practical resource for all scholars of history and philanthropical
study... we will of course omit your name if you wish to remain
essays now in the Time Capsule or continue reading
this page if you want to submit your own essay.
Looking Glass and VeggieGlobal subscribers of any age can participate.
(You can subscribe free when you send in your essay, but please
remember that under 16 year olds must get their parents or guardians
to subscribe for them)
Each year visitors of all nationalities can leave their words
(a personal account or observation). This will be placed in
the time capsule and "locked" ... in other words no
more essays will be added to that year's capsule past the closing
date. But you can still write an essay to be included in next
Obviously, an Internet time capsule differs from the one you
dig a hole for and bury things! Erm... that is not practical
on the Internet!. These Internet Time Capsules are launched
on the net to float in cyberspace perpetually. In fact you will
be able to view each year's documents whenever you like. But
we are sure that the Internetologists of the future (as surely
there will be such an occupation by then!) will find stories
of Internet users at the beginning of this new century most
essay submissions so start writing now!
read ALL of the following before submitting your essay.
Shall I Write?
your nationality or age - and from whatever part of this planet
you live you are welcome to leave your words for inclusion
in the capsule.
- For example,
you may have had to cope with an environmental disaster, a
war, terrorism or a natural disaster. Write down these experiences
and make the rest of the world aware.
- You could
even write your thoughts relating to the 21st century. For
example you could summarize your views on life from your childhood
up until or since the Millennium. . .
- Your environmental
concerns are most welcome. . . Animal welfare plays an important
part in Looking-Glass . . .
- But anything
which you feel expresses a view point and may interest or
benefit readers now ... and into the distant future.
give your piece a TITLE, witty or otherwise: for example "Surviving
the floods" or "She gave me a choice, it was
her or Lara Croft" or "My time with the dolphins"
or "Our family at war". . . something that
best represents the content your essay.
to do Now
your piece, no longer than 400 words.
the interest of Capsule readers give a geographical description
of where you are in the world e.g. country, state, county
and preferably town or city.
can leave their age if they wish.
can remain anonymous but it is important that you state
clearly if you do not want your name published with your words.
If you do not express this preference your name will be
automatically published with your piece.
takes every "common-sense" precaution to ensure the
safety of children on the Internet. if you are under 16 years
of age please ask a parent or guardian to fill the form for
you and enter only their e-mail address (for our subscription
that you won't be disappointed please read the terms and conditions
to make sure your piece fits the publishable criteria.
- If there are
excessive errors in your work your essay may be rejected. Exceptions
will of course be made if you have a disability which affects
your writing fluency. Please state any dissability when you
send in your essay. (just mention it in the essay box)
at this time we can only accept essays in the English language
but in the future we hope to be able to accept many more languages.
sure your work is free of grammatical errors.
your words wisely:
The Time Capsule is primarily designed for
presenting words from persons sharing compassion and concern
for the planet and its welfare. And from persons who wish to
present their personal stories and tribulations of a nature
that is non-invasive. Each essay will be individually assessed
and selected if suitable. Essays of an obscene nature, extremism,
blatant product promotion, personal slander etc. will not be
published in the Time Capsule. This is not a soapbox
for political or religious persuassion. Looking-Glass will not
be held responsible for events or retribution occurring due
to documents published within the Time Capsule files.
the Time Capsules Afloat in Cyberspace
will strive to keep the Time Capsules always on the Internet.
for any reason this site closes we will aim to pass the capsules
on to a reputable site which shares similar compassion and philosophy
as Looking-Glass. We will aim to e-mail all those who have submitted
pieces to the Capsules informing them of such changes.
go and write your essay! ... after which you can paste it into
the Time Capsule Essay Form
Or ... Read essays in the Time Capsules
FOR PUBLISHED WRITERS, AUTHORS and MEDIA ASSOCIATES. You
can submit works in excess of 400 words and include a photo.
Please use our main Looking-Glass contact
page and follow links
to contact us directly.)
and VeggieGlobal Gateways
Looking-Glass, along with its sister site VeggieGlobal presents
an oracle of enlightenment, laced with a-growing community spirit
and designed to evoke a sentiment of compassion throughout the