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We all gave our opinions in the census ‘time capsule’, but, one century from now, what will life in Ireland really look like?

In 2122, our ‘time capsules’ from the 2022 Census will be opened and pored over. We ask experts on space, climate, science, culture and medicine what living here might look like in a century’s time

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"In 100 years’ time, more than likely we would have a permanent presence on the moon"

"In 100 years’ time, more than likely we would have a permanent presence on the moon"

In November 2021, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, in Koera, launched a trial public transport project using autonomous vehicles that can be booked via a smartphone app

In November 2021, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, in Koera, launched a trial public transport project using autonomous vehicles that can be booked via a smartphone app

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"In 100 years’ time, more than likely we would have a permanent presence on the moon"

The Central Statistics Office called it “a unique and exciting opportunity to write a message to the future”. Our recent Irish census forms included the new feature of a ‘time capsule’ section in which citizens had a vent or a laugh, judging by some of the complaints, poems and drawings shared online.

The idea was to offer our descendants “glimpses of life in Ireland in 2022”; the forms will be stored securely until their release in 100 years.


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