“Most of the great philosophers have struggled to define this elusive thing called Self. Plato, Descartes, Locke, Hume, they all gave slightly different answers to the same haunting question: Who am I? What if you can write your future self a letter, and have it delivered on a date you specify?
FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than e-mails.
See, usually, it’s the future that will reflect back on the present.
So send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give them swift kick in the pants. Or just share some thoughts on where you’ll or what you’ll be up to in a year, three years…more? And then futureme.org will do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you, via email. FutureYou, that is.
Wired Magazine has a good article on the whole magic.