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Messages To The Future


Posted by Non-Hamster on September 23rd, 2007

More stumbling around the net brought me to FutureMe.org.  This site allows you to send an email to yourself in the future.  You give it the email address, type your message and set a date for it to be sent that's at least 90 days in the future.  Fill out a captcha that they have to keep bots from abusing it and the message is on it's way.

This is a really interesting kind of idea because with it, you can plan ahead for times that you're going to want to look back on life.  Theoretically you can plan WAY ahead because the form will let you set a date as far ahead as 2037!  There's a lot of potential for how this could be used.

Thinking about this, wouldn't it be cool to see some of the things that others are writing?  (hey, I am not a hamster, there's a bit of nosiness in all of us) Well, they've allowed for this.  When you fill out your message one of the choices you can make is for the message to be private or public but anonymous.  I'd say that unless you're saying something in the message that could identify you and possibly have nasty consequences, then you could go for the public but anonymous option.  There's plenty of them available to read and they've even written a book about some of them that the site says is due out in Fall of '07 so it ought to be available soon.

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