The Library of the Future

Heyyyy guysssss,
Quick life update before the real post:
Sooooo I've been SUPPPPPERRRR busy with robotics lately. Basically every weekend I'm booked with something to do with robots. Two weekends ago, my team went to an event (I HAVE STORIES FOR YOU! I'm in the process of writing that post....), last weekend, I volunteered at an event, and this coming weekend and the weekend after my team goes to two more events. Then I think I get one week off, and then we'll head off to state (assuming/hoping we make it!) and then hopefully we'll be on our way to the world competition after that. Whew.... BUSY-NESS! So I apologize to you all for ignoring you guys on this blog, and yours'. I'll try to do better!
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Anyway, the main topic of discussion today is "the library of the future."
"What in the world is that?" you ask?
I'll tell you. A while back, I read an article about how Katie Paterson, a Scottish artist, came up with a project called The Future Library. She has planted 1,000 trees so that in 2114 (approximately 100 years from now) the trees can be cut down and used to print books. For the next 100 years, 100 writers will have the opportunity to add their book on the theme of imagination and time to the future library. Until 2114, their books will not be published, printed, or even read. One of Paterson's goals in this project is to show the future readers something about how people (we) are living right now, in this moment.

This is all interesting, right? I sure think so. I love the idea as a whole because it's awesome to think that as an author, your writing won't be touched by your generation. Also, it's like you are able to send a message about anything you want to the future through writing. It would just be cool to say that you wrote a book for the times ahead, that only you know the details of.
However, it also makes me kind of sad in a way. Because of the fact that these 100 books won't be published for 100 years, it means that very, very, very few (probably none) of us reading this right now will ever have the chance to read them. I wonder what we could be missing? What if an extremely iconic or life changing book is written, but none of us will even know? Gahh, this majorly frustrates me that there is no way I'll ever find out.

What are your thoughts? Is this a good idea? Bad? Or is it a mix of both?
Anyway, that's all I have for you today, and thanks again for sticking with me through robotics (AKA no time for blogging) season.

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  1. First of all, HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR BLOG DESIGN or have I just not been here in a while? Either way it looks good c;

    I think it's super cool that you do all these robotics stuff, there's nothing like that near me but I'd like there to be - it seems all futurey if you know what I mean ahaha.

    AND OHMYGOD THE FUTURE LIBRARY SOUNDS SO AMAZING, what a great idea! I love that, but even I have to admit that it's a little sad ahaha, maybe they could send secret copies of their books to just us bloggers eh? c;

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Thanks so much! I did change it recently, so you're good :)

      I love robotics. If you ever get the chance to see an event, go! Or you can just come visit me and I'll bring you to one, haha. If only.

      I think they should send some to bloggers and book reviewers because then we could all build up hype for the next generation if you know what I mean. That's an awesome idea :)
      Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Robotics! That is so so cool! :) Can't wait for your post omg *breathe breathe breathe*
    I wish I could live for 100 more years so I could see the Library of the Future... although it sounds so cool! I would love to get my book in but I don't think I can...

    When I first read the title I thought you'd be speaking about e-readers, and I would have loved to get my word in about that because although they're great, e-readers just aren't books . What do you think? People often disagree with me ToT

    Let's build up that hype! I'm so excited about this now! Maybe they should start another one but with 50 or 20 years instead of 100 ;)

    x Cloudy Dreams

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  3. Thank you!
    I agree with you....Although there are definitely pros and cons to both real books and e-readers, I will always choose a real book over something digital.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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