Hmmm… This is an interesting question. And to be honest, I really don’t have a clue.
I guess we could start movies. Batman and Spiderman would definitely be placed in the capsule. Along with a Blu-Ray player to play them. After all, if this capsule is eventually discovered, our technology will be antiquated. Also, The Avengers would have to be in there, since it is one of the best movies ever. Also, the upcoming Hobbit movie would have to be included. I obviously haven’t seen it yet but I’m betting it will be good.
Music? I don’t think I’d put in music in there. It’s embarrassing, at least to me, what passes for popular music today. Gangnam Style? Nicki Minaj? Justin Bieber? Will. I. Am? Taylor Swift? Chris Brown? Embarrassing. All of it. It’s all a big, steaming, nasty pile of suck.
2012 was also an election year, although a forgettable one. Other than Mitt Romney honestly, but unwisely, pissing of 47% of the population because they get free stuff from the government and calling them out on it and Barack Obama’s inane “you didn’t build that” rant, we didn’t get anything but pathetic, and childish, political banter. Oh, and Obama was reelected. We all lost.
I guess I’m not really that good at this. I’m obviously out of touch with what the majority of Americans like (and strangely, I’m okay with that) so I guess I’m not really a good judge of what to put in a 2012 time capsule. Oh well…