15. This remarkable relatable letter written by Albert Einstein
In 1939 a time capsule was buried to support New York’s World Fair. It was located 50 feet below the Flushing Meadows Park. The capsule had Albert Einstein’s letter. Einstein mentions “inventive minds” that, according to him, generate “inventions” that would go on to “facilitate our lives considerably”.
The letter states that people have “learned to fly” and can “send messages and news” easily from one corner of the world to another. Yet Einstein states that society is in “fear of being eliminated” from the “economic cycle” as it constantly experiences “the want of everything”. He goes on to talk about various nations “killing each other at irregular time intervals”. Einstein’s letter is still of relevance, which is plain scary as it was written more than a 100 years ago.