October 11th, 2012

One Tweet?

By Ron Nakamoto

What If We Had Only One Tweet to Send to Future Generations?

“If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.” – Richard Feynman

One of the by products of the Twitterization of our modern communications is that it’s forced us to be more concise and to-the-point with our messages.  The statement above got me thinking about what we would say to our families if all family history, wisdom, artifacts, etc. were somehow destroyed – in other words, all of the family assets were lost.  What if for some bizarre, unimaginable reason, we had one “tweet” to send to future generations to guide them into their future?

What would you say?

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