The Incredible Journey Of Lost Things
from the where-are-my-keys dept
As the average gadget load that the everyday person carries with them increases, the amount of data stored on these devices makes losing them more and more painful. While the gadget itself may be replaced, this crucial data is irreplacable; luckily, many lost items actually do find their way back to their owners. Airlines, hotels and cabs seem to be the most common places to lose things, and it’s comforting to see that in these places the staff are directed to actively look for items left behind. It seems like most reunions happen by a few routes: looking in the last place you remember it, or checking the “Lost & Found”. That said, most items still never make it back to their owners. There are a few new companies and services popping up to try and help the return of lost items. However, most of these tactics rely on some sort of registry and therefore depend on the kindness of strangers (and perhaps the blessing of St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things) in order to reunite the lost objects with their owners. I sense an opportunity here. Google Lost & Found (BETA), anyone? Considering that Google has already helped a man find his own memory, it’s not a huge stretch.