Let’s face it; most men aren’t willing, nor do they find it necessary, to keep a diary. Why bother writing all of your life’s meaningless stories and secrets into an insignificant little book? And why delude yourself into thinking it’s going to benefit anyone after you’ve kicked the bucket? Psychiatric issues aside, I bet keeping a diary would be much more appealing if it meant all us dudes could at least pretend our lives held some significance. Our prayers have been answered. Recently, Paramount Digital Entertainment announced their latest application for the iPhone 4: the official Star Trek Captain’s Log.
With the Captain’s Log, the user can transform their iPhone 4 into a full-fledged Star Trek-inspired Starfleet communicator. The Log allows its user to assume various roles from the Star Trek universe, including “Captain, Engineering, Science/Medical, Enterprise, or (assume) the identity an enemy Romulan or Klingon officer.” After selecting your role on the Starship Enterprise, toss your paper diary aside as you store electronic voice recordings, text entries, and photographs using the built-in technology of the iPhone 4. And in case you “boldly go where no man has gone before” the Captain’s Log allows you to store your GPS location as long as your journey pertains to the Earth’s surface. With the ability to share your travels and autobiographical narrative through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and email in a generic sense, we now all have means to prove our otherworldly significance to our frivolous acquaintances on Earth.