Time Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9, 2006 (AFP) – Yahoo set out on Monday to capture life on Earth in digital formats for a “time capsule” to be buried in Silicon Valley as well as beamed from Mexico into the cosmos. The Internet giant invited people worldwide to contribute pictures, videos, songs, ideas, drawings or anything else they could digitize for a “first-ever electronic anthropology project” to document human life in 2006.

Submissions could be uploaded via the Internet to regionalized “Yahoo Time Capsule” websites. Suggested topics included love, anger, fun, sorrow, faith, beauty, hope, and “you.”

Yahoo will celebrate the project with a grand three-day ceremony at The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mexico City, beginning October 25.

The event will be webcast, according to Yahoo.

Time capsule submissions deemed exceptional will be projected on the pyramid and all the digitized data will be beamed from the Mexican monument into outer space, according to Yahoo “editor and chief” Srinija Srinivasan.

The data will be converted into an optic stream and projected skyward, Yahoo executives said.

“We are bringing together this ancient site with present-da