A time capsule was recently uncovered, and the letter it contained is causing a stir. What is interesting about the letter is the highly accurate predictions that it makes and the advice it gives to the people of today. Twenty-two years ago, Greg Wilkinson penned a letter to the people of the future and in it included his vision for the world we are living in now. The letter is addressed to the people of the year 2060 but thanks to an unscheduled renovation project, the letter was discovered over 40 years early.
Mr. Wilkinson’s vision of life in 2060 was found during a remodeling project of the bathroom in a property he had owned at the time in Sydney, Australia. In the letter, Wilkinson wrote several predictions, many of which have already come true. The letter, accompanied by a picture of Greg and his wife Roslyn Green on their wedding day, was penned on Easter Sunday April 15, 1995 when the then 39-year-old was renovating their home. Greg accurately predicted the conflict involving radical Islamist before the 9/11 attacks and wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Islam will become the next ideological problem, sparking an equal and opposite reaction plunging large parts of the globe into a ridiculous ‘Holy War’.”
He also urged fellow Aussies to learn “Chinese language and culture”, and increase immigration from the county. Saying that, China would become a “world economic superpower” and “Australia could become their target.” Both predictions that have already come to pass as China threatens Australia’s lifelines to Taiwan and Japan with the construction of the man-made islands in the South China Sea.
After his letter was shared on Facebook by Mr Ilic, the man that found the letter, Greg said:
“I feel quiet emotional having seen (the letter). “All that water under the bridge for me and the world. My beautiful Ros (she died of breast cancer in 1997) looking back at me from the past.”
In his letter he talks about the computer he used to write the letter detailing how it was written using Windows V5.0 on a laptop with 8mb of RAM. He adds:
“This gear is near the top of the PC scale right now. The big deal at the moment is the Internet. This is just exploding and every man and his dog wants to ‘surf’ the Internet. Please tell me this expression has now died.”
Wilkinson also tells how he drives an Isuzu four-wheel drive but hopes there is some “other form of nonpolluting form of transport”. Greg ends the letter by stating:
“Hope I haven’t made the future look too bleak, but if one focuses on the problems of today, they would probably seem bleaker. We’re however having a ball.”