The E-Mail Time Capsule -

We all know of time capsules, and many of us may have been involved with a few. I know that I have, all-be-it I am hard pressed to remember much in the way of details and probably won't know if and when the capsules are opened. This though, is a personal time capsule. A rather ingenious idea actually.

If you go to the link provided by, you will find an e-mail form that will allow you to write a note to yourself and have it delivered as much as 20 years in the future. Now considering how much some people change e-mails it might not work for many; but if you have say your own domain or are using a service like Hotmail or AOL mail chances are the domain will still exists in at least 10 years if not 20. For those that do own their own domains, as long as you keep the domain then you should get this e-mail. While e-mail will probably change, I think the e-mail address system designed around domains is here for a long time.

So, check out the link and leave your self a message. You can chose 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years. I haven't tried it yet but will once I am awake enough to form a decent thought. I don't know how many times you can do this, but possibly you can generate several e-mails for the various increments. Sort of pop-in on yourself a few times over the course of the next 20 years.

Think about it. You are reading your e-mails on your holographic display in 2025 when your digital personal assistant informs you that an old text style e-mail has just arrived from none other than yourself and it was written 20 years ago. For the life of you can't imagine what it is about, so you have your PDA read you the message and in an instant you are reminded of things that were happening in your life two decades previous.

Think back 20 years right now... What were you doing? Where were you living? What was your life like? More important, think back two decades and ask yourself, what did you see yourself doing 20 years in the future. Boggles the mind doesn't it?

The E-Mail Time Capsule -