Someone at Forbes had a great idea, and made it reality:
Most time capsules involve cramming stuff into a metal box and burying it in a hole in the ground. It’s a method that works — but it’s so primitive. What if you could write an email to yourself, and be assured of receiving it twenty years in the future?
So from October 24, 2005 until November 30, 2005, you can create your own time capsule. Forbes will do what they can to ensure that your data will be around when it’s time to go, but of course, there’s no guarantee that the e-mail address you use now will be the same one you use in twenty years.
While this has probably been done before, and probably isn’t really all that difficult to set up on your own mail server, apparently Forbes is trying to set itself apart with the redundancy on the sending end, teaming up with Yahoo and Codefix Consulting.
I might give it a try, although I don’t know if I’d have much to say to a 20-year-older me that would be worth saying. I’m sure I’d forget all about it in the meantime, so if it worked that message would definitely come as a surprise.