Project looks to the future

North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn (right) buries a time capsule at Northumberland Square, North Shields, joined by Jane Nesbitt from VODA and Young Mayor Isaac Sidney.'REF 2407133650
North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn (right) buries a time capsule at Northumberland Square, North Shields, joined by Jane Nesbitt from VODA and Young Mayor Isaac Sidney.'REF 2407133650

Predictions of the future have been buried under the strict instructions not to be opened for five years.

Dozens of young and older people took part in an intergenerational video project – ‘Back to the Future’ – which was organised by North Tyneside VODA and North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance.

Residents were interviewed to see how they think technology will affect their lives in five years’ time, with the film being buried in a time capsule in Northumberland Square, North Shields, last week.

Mayor Norma Redfearn was joined by Young Mayor Isaac Sidney to bury the time capsule, which will be opened in five years time to see how true predictions were.

Project manager Jane Nesbitt said: “It was so interesting to hear different people’s takes on how they use technology and how they think it will develop in the future.

“It will be fascinating to find out how accurate their predictions will be in five years time.

“This project has been all about preserving old memories and skills while making the most of digital technology so the time capsule is a really fitting way to capture that.”