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About Canton

Canton is the fellow who made My Future Self. You can learn more about him and why he started this project on the about page.
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Help My Future Self ask better questions!

My Future Self has a database of about 200 questions it uses to prompt journal entries from participants, but it could use more. Lucky for me, the folks over at Cornell University who run Pensieve — a project not completely unlike this one — were kind enough to share the prompts they use to elicit […]

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Newspaper writeup – Santa Fe, NM (USA)

Here’s a nice write-up on My Future Self from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. July 23, 2012 – About a year ago, I received an invitation to be an “alpha tester” for a new Web application called MyFutureSelf.com. Conceived and built entirely by Santa Fe Web programmer Canton Becker, the site offered me the […]

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Newspaper writeup – Oldham (UK)

As far as I know, this is the first print media mention of My Future Self. This is from the local Oldham (Manchester, UK) newspaper.

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Halloween Invitations

This halloween, I went to the Rouge Cat nightclub in Santa Fe dressed up as a giant caterpillar. For fun, I carried around a box full of candies and rolled up invitations to My Future Self. Folks got to choose whether to have a candy or a mysterious-looking rolled up invitation. For these very early […]

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