I have a long term itch that I kept wanting to scratch. Now it’s finally worth it.
For a long time I’ve been dreaming about having my entire digital life stored locally, within my possession. I always thought about it more like a personal backup, which wasn’t a big-enough pain to determine me to do it, until the rise of GPT products.
ChatGPT and the AI boom means that right now, you can ask questions about your data and get quick and accurate responses, and, very soon, we’ll be able to spot trends and analyze data in a way that hasn’t been possible before. At least not in a personal way.
That’s what made be draft up the Personal Vault Project (still needs a name) which is an effort to:
Store all my digital content, for the next 30-50 or 100 years, even after I am long gone,
Enable a search feature that can quickly search in the entire digital content, and,
Add AI/GPT capabilities on top of the search to analyze and summarize search results.
I have no idea how it can be monetized currently, but I envision this as an open-source project that can be maintained for a very long time.
Other uses can be to be able to look back on past events or leave a digital legacy for one’s descendants.