IN ONE EAR, OUT THE OTHER
Before writing was invented, cave drawings and stories were the only way to pass on information to future generations. Nobody draws on cave walls any more, but telling stories has never gone out of fashion and we still tell stories to our friends and families to make them laugh, to teach or to warn them.
Barbers are polite listeners, but don’t count on them to remember. But a high-definition video will future-proof your stories for your descendants.
We are still moved by stories of our childhood, and the childhoods of our parents’ and grandparents’. How simple life was then: no cell phones, more kindness, great music and old cars. Future generations may be equally fascinated by our complicated lives, which may even seem simple to them.
Wherever we come from, we all have interesting relatives and have known some spell-binding people. Until now, we only had photos and memories to connect to the past, but the richness of high definition video will allow our descendants not just to see us, but see us both move and talk.
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”
— Native American Proverb