Daily Prompt -Digging up your Digs :500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home, long buried underground. What will she learn about early-21st-century humans by going through (what remains of) your stuff?
I’m hoping that
– the coming generations will be wiser and smarter than us. They will embrace the three R mantra – reduce, reuse, recycle unanimously world wide. They will take reforestation seriously.At last, the alternate fuel theory that we hear so often will be a reality. They will no longer exploit Mother Earth to satisfy human needs.
– the problems of pollution will be long forgotten.
– 500 years later,the world will be cleaner and greener.
If an archeologist stumbles on the ruins of my house,long buried underground, her notes might look like this :
3rd September, 2514
Excavation location : Latitude :15deg 00′ , Longitude: 75 deg 00’E
Artifacts belonging to 2014 AD
Observations and inferences :
Over 500 artifacts found.Artifacts in good shape in spite of being buried under earth for over 500 years, indicating that they cannot be destroyed easily. The same material has been used to make variety of things, implying that the material could be moulded into any desired shape and size. Chairs, stools seem to be the only furnitures that have survived. Containers, bottles and boxes of various colours, sizes and shapes made from the same material seems to have been used for storage in kitchen. Surprisingly the toys – dolls, cars are also made from the same material.
Laboratory test report : Sample of material taken from all the artifacts found in the site indicate that the material is a synthetic chemical extracted mainly from petroleum and are composed of hydrocarbon chains. They are polymers. They are very versatile and can be molded into desired shape. They do not decompose easily.
The report is a sensation.
Unfortunately, one naive minister engages a group of scientists to do research on the above VERSATILE, LONG LASTING material and find out how it can be used for the benefit of mankind.
The ghost of PLASTIC is awake and ready to charm humans with its benefit and destroy the environment again !!!