The 100 Year Website – online time capsules
Imagine having your own online time capsule in which you could store treasured photographs, audio, video footage, copies of web pages and text, then have them saved for 100 years! You could virtually bury your capsule until your child’s eighteenth birthday as the most thoughtful of birthday gifts, or keep your capsule open for a century so that generations after you can have a glimpse into life as it is today.
The launch of The100YearWebsite brings the opportunity to do just that. For a small one off fee of £20.00 customers can purchase a capsule for themselves or as a gift for a loved one.
The concept of an online time capsule was dreamt up by entrepreneur Richard Brooks who recognised the appeal of having a method of keeping memories alive for a life-time, by taking a high Resolution master copy of all documents and media added to every capsule The100YearWebsite ensures that all documentation will be automatically updated to the very latest technology as it arrives. This means there is no risk that just as the traditional tape cassette is now near extinct any media saved in a capsule will ever be lost through technical advancement.
In an age where voyeurism has become common place via reality television, such as Big Brother and our obsession with celebrities, The100YearWebsite offers users the opportunity to view the contents of other people’s capsules offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of others. Celebrities including PR guru Max Clifford and Kerry Katona have been amongst the first to purchase a capsule ensuring their treasured moments will be kept alive and visible to family and fans for the next century.
Managing Director Richard Brooks from Windsor, Berkshire said at the launch;
The very nature of society today has become disposable. Looking through old photos I realised how little I had access to and thought how wonderful it would be to have a repository which kept many decades of memories alive. The100YearWebsite allows you to do this via a time capsule which can be viewed by friends and descendents for the next 100 years. We are proud and excited to be breaking new ground.
It is not just individuals who can purchase their own capsule, charities such as Oxfam GB and Amnesty International UK will be releasing their own capsules in the near future. 5% of all revenue from The100Year Website will be split between both charities.
Kerry Moscogiuri, Director of Marketing at Amnesty International UK said;
“What we’d really like to see in 100 years time is a world where human rights are truly respected around the world. Certainly our capsule will highlight all the work that Amnesty and our members are doing to help make this a reality – from hard-hitting campaigns to stop violence against women, to massive awareness-raising events like the Secret Policeman’s Ball.”
The factoriser section of the website offers a wealth of historic and present day facts and figures, making it the perfect tool for schools wanting a fun yet informative method of enlightening pupils about life in the year 2007. St Hughes School (Ware) and St Thomas Moore school (Letchworth) are amongst the first schools to have started their very own school capsule.
To Check out The 100 Year Website head over to www.the100yearwebsite.com
You can find my online time capsule at: http://capsule.the100yearwebsite.com/viewcapsule/darren-straight