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YOUNG people's ideas about cities of the future are to go into orbit next year.
As one of the highlights of Youth Week at the World Expo in Shanghai, youngsters from around the world are being asked to contribute their visions of the future.
After the trip into space on board the unmanned space module Tiangong 1, the ideas will be stored in the Shanghai Library.
The event was inspired by the time capsule, containing scientist and philosopher Albert Einstein's letter to mankind 5,000 years in the future, which was buried at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
A panel of judges consisting of writers, educators and scientists will choose the 100 best ideas and store them electronically - on a "Time Chip."
Ten children born this year will be invited to reveal the contents of the chip on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's message.
Anyone interested can register at and upload ideas by August 30.
Thousands of overseas youths including bands from universities such as Harvard and Oxford, have been invited to participate in Youth Week, from July 5 to July 11.
"Youth Week aims to create an opportunity for global youth to communicate with each other," said Pan Min, director of the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese Youth League.


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