This is a unique time in history. Every man and woman has a voice. Their thoughts and opinions can be expressed for the world to read like never before. Everyone can easily have at least 15 minutes of fame. Now here's a revolutionary thought. What if everyone had an autobiography? What if you didn't have to be rich, famous, or unnaturally brillant to have your own 50-page or 100-page book of stories, memories, life lessons, and values?

(Not a photo book with captions--I mean a complete book of your stories and memories and pictures.) Imagine the impact that each person's life story could have on the life of his or her family or friends. Imagine that loved ones aren't just left with a short obituary and a tombstone---they actually know who you are, what you believed, and what you did in your lifetime. Only about 6% of Americans have written an autobiography. Genealogists would certainly love more autobiographies, as they spend countless hours in libraries trying to figure out who their relatives are. Families would be able to open the book for each person in the family and learn something new or gain a unique perspective on life or gain strength and inspiration from someone who took the time to share.

Easy do-it-yourself autobiography creation tools and encouraging family members to reminisce and record stories more. That's the future of the past.