Future Me is pretty simple concept: write an email to yourself to be delivered at some point in the future.The historian-minded will love the primary-source importance of missives written and preserved in real time. It’s a great way to remind yourself of an anecdote, or to deliver to deliver yourself a swift kick in the pants for goals unachieved. Is this just a tech version of a secret diary or something more?
An interesting twist to FutureMe is the ability to post publicly, but anonymously. This way you can share in such sentiments as “Are you not dead yet?” and “I hope we have a baby by the time I get this.”
Matt Sly and Jay Patrikios are a pair of Northern California computer guys. Matt Sly was a teacher and needed to come up with a project for his pupils. The success of the project has shocked both founders. Since 2007, more than 1.5.million letters have been emailed to their future recipient, themselves.
There’s already been a book published with material from the site, and the site continues to evolve. Now it’s available as an iPhone app that makes it easy to take a picture, write a note, and send. So write an email to FutureMe if you want to record the present for the future.