In 30 years time, how many paper books will still exist? In the world of iBooks, Kindles and eBooks, who knows how long the real thing still has left in the world? I want to have something special when I'm older, as a memory and as a glimpse of what life was like before the takeover of technology. And even if books are still around, I doubt that the same titles will still be selling. My mum kept some old, yellowed books from her childhood, and they are actually really good and fun to read.
I have a small collection of marbles that I prize. They're like real treasures to me. My brother and I constantly trade marbles and I enjoy getting different 'prices' for the varied colours, sizes and designs. (This may sound quite childish, but it's fun :P) Marbles are age-old toys that people will continue to enjoy throughout the years... or so I hope.
|Gemstones and silver rings by Helmetti on Flickr.|
I want to save my necklaces, bracelets and rings, not only because they might increase in monetary value, but in sentimental value as well. They are precious to me so I want to pass them on. My mum wears her great-grandmothers ring, so maybe in 100 years time my great-granddaughter (:P) will be wearing my rings :O
At the extremely fast rate technology is evolving, I think it will be interesting to see how 'out-dated' the latest models (now) of computers and MP3's will be in the future. My friend has an MP3 player from 2001, made by Apple, and when I looked at it I was amazed to see that it actually worked!
5. Minerals and Metals.
Resources are being mined extremely fast, so who knows how long they will last for? I have souvenir bottles of gold and silver leaf, as well as a little box of peridot (my birthstone :D). Even tiny gemstones could become rare, so I want to save these. I love the idea of having something different and unusual.