Hello future!
July 16, 2006 1:07 PM   Subscribe

Call the Future let's you send a phone message in the future. It sounds scary, but it could be useful for reminders. Or for pranks. The site creator's own prank was not that great, though.
posted by easternblot (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I mean "lets"!
(dammit)
posted by easternblot at 1:08 PM on July 16, 2006


Also, I meant "it sounds scary" literally: the sound of the computer voice reading your text is scary. Not so much the functionality of sending messages in the future. I just realized it could be interpreted both ways...
posted by easternblot at 1:15 PM on July 16, 2006


That is one stuuuupid girlfriend.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 1:19 PM on July 16, 2006


yeah, he should totally dump her.
posted by aubilenon at 2:47 PM on July 16, 2006


Every time my past self calls me, I hang up on the fucker. Let him learn from his mistakes, I'm not helping him.
posted by languagehat at 3:06 PM on July 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


The creators own prank wasn't that funny, but the response was.
posted by delmoi at 3:29 PM on July 16, 2006


My past self keeps calling colllect. Something about the future value of money, I dunno. Anyways, wake me when it's bi-directional.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:59 PM on July 16, 2006


Anybody have any idea why the phone number you call can't start with a 9? My area code growing up started with 9, so it's not like it's invalid (as I'm pretty sure 1 would be).
posted by aaronetc at 8:24 PM on July 16, 2006


Could someone here wait 24 hours and see if their phone number has been harvested? Thanks!
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:32 PM on July 16, 2006


Anybody have any idea why the phone number you call can't start with a 9? My area code growing up started with 9, so it's not like it's invalid (as I'm pretty sure 1 would be).


It's a ten digit number, need to start with 1.
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 11:21 PM on July 16, 2006


Hmm - 12 Monkeys, anyone?
posted by Chunder at 5:04 AM on July 17, 2006


"Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer."
Bastard! He's always one step ahead.
posted by graventy at 12:04 PM on July 17, 2006


All I would do is apologize to myself for stupid shit I'm about to do.
posted by graventy at 12:05 PM on July 17, 2006


I'm sorry, but if the girl is stupid enough and superstitious enough to believe any of it, then he should not be working to save that relationship. If it was me, I would have taken it further and really scared the hell out of her stupid ass.
posted by grubi at 12:05 PM on July 17, 2006


It's a ten digit number, need to start with 1.

Huh? Ten-digit number = area code (3) + local exchange (3) + individual line (4). No area codes start with 1 (IIRC), but some start with 9. According to the site, you don't need to add the US's international code (1) at the beginning of the number.
posted by aaronetc at 5:37 PM on July 17, 2006


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