Thursday, December 18, 2008

Facebook delivers news from the future.

The comment above appeared on a photo I took and posted to Facebook recently.

I was just notified about the comment, but it appears that the timestamp on it reads "12:59 a.m. tomorrow."


Perhaps Facebook has realized that its users have mastered the art of checking Facebook frequently in the past and every five minutes during the present day, so it's venturing out into the unclaimed territory of "tomorrow."

If that's true, that means I'll have to start checking my messages from tomorrow and reading my news feed from tomorrow as well.

This could turn out to be an exciting thing. If Facebook servers get fast enough, we may start receiving news feed items from 40 years in the future.

"At 12:05 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2048, you changed your status to: Harrison is thrilled to be watching the holographic news from his alma mater news source, the Lee Clarion."

Wow, Futurebook.

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