If I could send an email to past me (perhaps at the tender age of 18), there would be a few things I would say: beer pong is NOT called vodka pong for a reason, facebook will waste all your time, and DO NOT eat those brownies at the Yellowstone camping trip.
Well, since time traveling mail is not an option I have at my discretion, I have found the next best thing: FutureMe , a website service that sends you an email to your inbox in the future. You provide the email address and the date you want it delivered.
Granted, it needs you to have the same email address (my 13 year old self would have had to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I definitely would not have received it, since i deleted that account at 13 and a half), but most of us have settled into our boiler plate email addresses.
FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than e-mails. The site adds:
Send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give ’em 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 we’ll do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you.
You can also send future emails to others, but it is much more restrictive: As the site states, ‘You can send letters to others, but only if you are a registered user. When they get the e-mail, it will specify that it was sent from your e-mail address. This policy is a bit strict perhaps, but unfortunately there are Internet hooligans out there that would abuse FutureMe otherwise.”
Here’s the link! What are you going to tell your future self? I just hope it isn’t like that one time I filled out a “predict your future” book as child, which surprisingly did not predict that at 25, I would be living at home, with a part-time job and weirdly small hands. Go figure!
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