A new survey has revealed who and what Brit’s would choose to include in a time capsule to represent current Britain 100 years from now.
A current newspaper, a Harry Potter Book, a Kindle, an iPhone and a breakdown of British Politics (that would be interesting to put together) all make the top ten.
Brits were also asked which current Brit they would send to 2119 to represent the UK if they could. A third of Brits (31%) voted in favour of Sir David Attenborough, while the Queen came in at second place, with 8% of Brits nominating her majesty. Stephen Fry and Brian Cox share third place with 5% and 5.2% respectively, suggesting that knowledge is among the top attributes that Brits would choose to represent them in 100 years.
But, it isn’t such good news for the current Prime Minister, Theresa May, as just 1.5% of Brits voted that she was representative of the current time. In fact, more people voted for Nigel Farage (2.1%) to represent the UK in the distant future and, despite her current popularity, a tiny 0.1% voted for YouTube star, Zoella.
The survey also asked Brits how they would describe the current mood of the UK in one word to the UK’s future inhabitants. The research, conducted by storage experts Space Station, revealed that Brits would currently describe the nation as “conflicted” (22%), “stressed” (19%) and “selfish” (14%).
Brits were also asked which events of the past 12 months would be more likely to be remembered in 100 years time. Brexit was the event of choice, with a whopping half of Brits (53%) choosing the controversial subject over Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding.
The data also showed that Brits thought Stephen Hawking’s death last year was the second most historic event of the last 12 months. More than one in 10 Brits (11%) thought this sad event will be remembered a century from today.