Project Overview

THE EASTERN OUTLOOK ON MOUNT MCGREGOR, LOVED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT

THE EASTERN OUTLOOK ON MOUNT MCGREGOR, LOVED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT

The SMARTACUS Creative Group will submit a proposal to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to inter the Saratoga 2056 Time Capsule on or near the summit of Mount McGregor on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the day after our next Presidential Election. The capsule is to be disinterred on Monday, January 3, 2056, the day Darwin’s Edge opens with a lunch at Bacon’s Lot Bistro at Pitney Meadows Community Farm.

We propose to inter the capsule in whatever location OPRHP designates as optimal. Among sites we hope will be considered are the Western Outlook or Eastern Outlook of Mount McGregorViews from both have been eloquently described by Nathaniel B. Sylvester. 

Among items we proposed to place in the Capsule, with OPRHP’s signoff:

  • All interviews conducted in our Harbingers and Legacies series;

  • The results of our Darwin’s Edge survey, How Do You Feel About Becoming a Cyborg?

  • The results of our Election Day vote that, in Darwin’s Edge, pits New York Senator Henry Van Buren, who calls for universal deployment of thalamitic integration in all Americans over the age of 14, against Ohio Governor Jane Doyle, who insists, “Let’s keep humans human.”

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