The Toynbee Tiles
Sets of embedded messages found in asphalt across major American cities and a few South American cities. Their origin is unknown, and their message is debated upon to this day. Almost all of the tiles depict a variation of the same message: Toynbee Idea Kubrick’s 2001 Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter
The first tiles date back to early-mid 1980’s, and have continued to be found until the present day.Many of the locations center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it is believed that the original tiler is a Philedelphian. At one point, native James Morasco was believed to be the tiler, but has since been proven not to be.
Some believe the messages to be allusions to various works that mention colonizing Jupiter, human thought, and mentions of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (where the phrase Kubrick’s 2001 is believed to be derived from)