Who Is John Titor? = A Guy from the future.

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Who Is John Titor? In November, 2000, a person calling himself Timetravel started posting on a few public forums related to time travel. He stated that he was a time traveler from the year 2036. He later on began to call himself John Titor. He said that he was a soldier from the year 2036 and was working for the government in a time travel project. He said that he was sent back to 1975 to get an IBM 5100 portable computer which was necessary for them to translate between some legacy IBM systems and UNIX and that this model was able to do it due to some in-built functions it possessed. After collecting the IBM 5100, he travelled forward to the year 2000.


He said he wanted to visit his family and his younger self. During this time, he also stated that he was not trying to convince anyone that he was in fact a time traveler. He said he posted messages to see how people would respond to meeting and hearing from someone from the future. He willingly answered questions and gave information about his time machine, shared his thoughts about the world at present and also made a few predictions about our future. One of the predictions said that our society will end in 2015 due to a global nuclear war. He also posted a few pictures of his time machine. He continued his online posts for over 4 months.

On the 24th of March, 2001 he said he was going to return to his time, that is the year 2036. He was never heard of since then. It says that there is a video showing Titor time travel to his own time although it has not been posted on the internet. Titor made many prediction, though not all of them came true. He said that most of the events that will take place between 2000 and 2036 will be based on World War III which will follow recovery of 2 decades. According to him, it begins at the time of Presidention elections in America in 2004/5. He said that by 2015, the civil war will be ended when Russia begins a nuclear attack on major American cities. he stated that most urban areas around the globe will be severely affected killing about 3 billion people.Europe, Africa and Australia will be affected the worst according to him. He said that in 2036 America is made of 5 states and Nebraska is the capital. And people were expected to work in fields to produce food. He said water is still contaminated from radioactivity due to the nuclear war and has to be filtered. Although such areas seem to suffer, technology did not seem to be badly affected. He had mentioned a system of transport where people travelled rapidly between cities, space travel, genetic engineering and time travel.


A few other predictions he made said that America will declare war against Iraq saying that Iraq has nuclear weapons. This prediction was made years before USA even considered a war with Iraq. He mentioned that Israel will declare war with its neighbors and weapons of mass destruction will be used. Korea, Taiwan and Japan will be taken over as West becomes more and more unstable. He also said that in the early 2000’s, foundation will be built for time travel. Likewise, in 2001, CERN released a statement that mini black holes were possible to be created. He predicted about Genetically Modified food and said that these foods will have harmful effects on the health of the populations. He also mentioned about constitutional and civil rights that the American government will assume that its citizens would prefer security over freedom.

Ever since his last post mentioned that he was going to travel to his time, he was never heard of again. There were a few hoaxers claiming to be Titor but his last post about his travelling was the last that was heard from him. On one of his forum, one of his followers had asked him what it felt like to time travel. This was his response: pamela Member posted 05 November 2000 03:29 Questions for timetravel_0 with permission to post. Pamela: by the way can you tell me what it feels like to time travel? when you are in the process of doing it what does it feel like and what do you see and hear. you made mention that you had to get use to the fields. Do you see a bright flash of light? Timetraveller – Interesting first question.

The unit has a ramp up time after the destination coordinates are fed into the computers. An audible alarm and a small light start a short countdown at which point you should be secured in a seat. The gravity field generated by the unit overtakes you very quickly. You feel a tug toward the unit similar to rising quickly in an elevator and it continues to rise based on the power setting the unit is working under. At 100% power, the constant pull of gravity can be as high as 2 Gs or more depending on how close you are to the unit. There are no serious side effects but I try to avoid eating before a flight No bright flash of light is seen. Outside, the vehicle appears to accelerate as the light is bent around it. We have to wear sunglasses or close our eyes as this happens due to a short burst of ultraviolet radiation. Personally I think it looks like your driving under a rainbow. After that, it appears to fade to black and remains totally black until the unit is turned off.

We are advised to keep the windows closed as a great deal of heat builds up outside the car. The gravity field also traps a small air pocket around the car that acts as your only O2 supply unless you bring compressed air with you. This pocket will only last for a short period and a carbon sensor tells us when it’s too dangerous. The C204 unit is accurate from 50 to 60 years a jump and travels at about 10 years an hour at 100% power. You do hear a slight hum as the unit operates and when the power changes or the unit turns off. There is a great deal of electrical crackling noise from the static electricity.



2 thoughts on “Who Is John Titor? = A Guy from the future.

  1. Ok he had me, but only for a second… A few nights ago I was doing a bit of late night surfing and came across the incredible tale of John Titor. Time Traveller Extraordinaire. Was news to me. Intrigued, i dug a bit deeper and found the original boards containing his original conversations. So i started reading. At first i thought just another lunatic looking for attention. Loser. But on i read. Occasionally he’d mention a few advanced physics theories, and came up with a plausible reason for coming here in the unix problem. He then hands over some believable pictures of his Time Machine with Operating Manual. So expecting him to fold at any minute i kept reading. Pamela was throwing him little questions, apparently his side kick, and everything was jovial. Then a person named “Darby” joins in and starts to ask some very technical questions, challenging John. A debate begins. Great! Thinking John was about to be exposed by Darby i keep reading, but John gives some clever answers and starts gaining fans. Darby, at first sceptical starts giving the story some credibility when he begins backing up John’s theories with again apparently sound physics. Reading this at the time I couldn’t have agreed more, though sceptical it looked convincing to me (i hate math). I was hooked! Towards the end of the story John stated he was going home, and that everyone should forward all emails to Pamela. She agreed and everyone said goodbye. Then a few days later he came back online and stated he was even going to record his dramatic exit, and post it online for all to see. Then, he was gone. Silence. Nobody has seen/heard from him since. And that was that.. but was it? Er.. no.. after making a coffee and on closer inspection, red faced and embarrassed, i realised i’d been had. It was all a just a big, fat, albeit clever at first.. hoax. And if the evidence afterwards involving a website and a botched leaving video hadn’t convinced you of this then anyone with ANY knowledge of science can see this, and here’s why. First off, the most obvious one he kept changing the version of the “many worlds” theory he wanted to use. Travelling back in time and travelling to another universe are two very different things. Surely a time traveller/universe jumper would know this? If many worlds theory is correct you wouldn’t need to travel back in time you could just pop out of our universe into another. Which leads to the second, its the many questions that weren’t asked, all Darby had to do was ask a simple question like.. “how does your jumpy universe thing know which universe its jumping to?”.. because this as far as physics goes is impossible to know with any degree of accuracy, and for alot of reasons, not least if there’s an infinite number of those darn universes. He would just be jumping around universes Quantum leap stylee hoping that the next leap is the right one and not the one with a giant “squid-like” people that eat humans on toast! (which probably exists according to the theory) Where’s Al when you need him?.. And finally, if his 32bit world really was threatened unless they found a mythical unix-cracking ibm 5100, instead of building an “incredibly complicatedly dangerously Black Hole weilding time machine jumpy thingy” costing squillions of dollars, surely it would be a darn lot easier just to er.. build an ibm 5100. Even just switching to 64bit would solve this problem, no? Expensive? Must be cheaper than black-holes surely. Whats the going rate for those again? These are just a few of the (black)holes in the story among many others. As for the people involved I’m not sure if Pamela was actually involved, fooled or just John’s alter ego, Darby must be fake because someone with that knowledge of physics could have exposed the holes in the story as easily as i did with my puny mind. How many were involved is impossible to know. Great story though, and a fabulous learning exercise for any budding theorists.

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