Envision 2100

J.K. Lund MS
2 min readApr 28, 2024


A time capsule to speak to our future.

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The core mission of Risk & Progress has always been to educate, inspire, and invest in concepts that promote a better future for all. Over the past couple of years, I have devoted my efforts primarily to the “education” aspect of this mission. But with Risk & Progress now reaching people in some 82 countries, I realize that I could do a lot more on the “inspiration” front.

For this reason, I am launching Envision 2100, where I invite writers to envision what life could be like in the year 2100. I am looking for quality pieces of writing, 800–1500 words in length, that present an optimistic vision of the future that is grounded in the reality of the present.

Will we have a colony on Mars? Achieve quasi-immortality? End wars? Rely exclusively on sustainable energy? Travel hypersonically on holiday? Will we have a robot in every home freeing us from mundane tasks? There is no limit to your imagination or human ingenuity.

Chosen pieces will be featured as guest posts on Risk & Progress and, with the authors’ expressed permission, included in the Envision 2100 time capsule.

The Time Capsule

Progress is a funny thing. Technology enables us to communicate easily through three-dimensional space. I can publish the words on this page where they can be read by just about anyone on planet Earth. But this capability has come at the cost permanence of those words, or our ability to communicate through the fourth dimension: time.

As technology has progressed, it has also become less predictable. Looking decades forward, there is certainly no guarantee that Substack’s servers will still be humming, or that data stored on a USB will be readable. For this reason, all selected pieces will be printed onto physical paper, encased in a time capsule, and buried (location TBD), where they will be opened and read by future generations on 1/1/2100. My hope is that future humans will be able to read and enjoy what we have written from the comfort of a prosperous world. If not, then hopefully at the very least, we present a vision that they could still aspire to.

If you would like to contribute to Envision 2100, there are three ways to do so:

  1. Contribute a moment of your time by sharing Risk & Progress so we can receive more quality submissions. The more the better!
  2. Submit your inspirational writings for consideration as guest posts. Medium members should email me at JK_Lund@outlook.com
  3. Donate toward the project, so we may purchase a larger and better time capsule. — ->Buy Me a Time Capsule

Thank you for participating in Envision 2100 and I look forward to reading what inspires you!

J.K. Lund

Originally published at https://www.lianeon.org.



J.K. Lund MS

My mission is to educate, inspire, and invest in concepts that promote a better future for all.