Time Traveler John Titor

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29 January 2001 12:25

Are the Olympics still being played in the future?
60. As a result of the many conflicts, no, there were no official Olympics after 2004. However, it appears they may be revived in 2040.

http://www.johntitor.com/

Although there is debate over the exact date it started, on November 02, 2000, a person calling themselves Timetravel_0, and later John Titor, started posting on a public forum that he was a time traveler from the year 2036.

One of the first things he did was post pictures of his time machine and its operations manual. As the weeks went by, more and more people began questioning him about why he was here, the physics of time travel and his thoughts about our time. He also posted on other forums including the now non-existent Art Bell site. In his posts John Titor entertained, angered, frightened and even belittled those who engaged him in conversation.

On March 21, 2001, John Titor told us he would be leaving our and returning to 2036. After that, he was never heard from again. Speculation and investigation about who John Titor was and why he was online continues to this day.

Although it may be easy to dismiss all this as science fiction, most people who read his posts agree that there is something very haunting about John Titor and what he said. In addition, and open to more debate, he also made a series of predictions and comments that eerily seem to be coming true.

Unfortunately, I never spoke directly to John Titor but there are many out there who have and continue to wonder about their experience. As you get deeper and deeper into the story, you will find his posts, links to other sites about him, downloads and speculative information attributed to him after he left. I have taken the posts and organized them by date and subject. My editorial work is copyrighted but the unedited posts and the people who experienced it are in the public domain can be found on other sites listed inside.

As you read, please try to keep two things in mind:

1. John appeared to answer nearly every question that was asked of him over the 4-month period he was online. Because of that, many people neglected to read the previous posts and asked similar or exact questions he had already answered. It may offer a glimpse of what a time traveler goes through when having the same conversation again and again.

2. These posts were written before 911, the Discovery accident and the second gulf war. Many people believe John may have known of these events and dropped clues without actually referring to them. It's also widely agreed that he made several predictions about future physics discoveries that have materialized as he stated.

I have included a guest book where you may leave your comments. I will endeavor to respond to any questions you have based on my work.

I hope you enjoy your journey with John Titor.

The time machine. Probably invented it after hitting his head on the toilet.





His military insignia looks oddly familiar...


 

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Is he Bajorian?
 

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The guy is obviously a kook. I heard about this wierdness on tell 'em steve dave a while back.
 

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The anime Steins;Gate is based off of this story, and John Titor actually appears in it (sort of). The story itself is bullshit, though. Titor has made many predictions about dates that have come and gone and nothing happened. He was just a guy trolling before there was trolling, and plenty of people took the bait.
 

Konstantin K

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I remember hearing about this guy on Coast to Coast. It's a good story.
 

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The anime Steins;Gate is based off of this story, and John Titor actually appears in it (sort of). The story itself is bullshit, though. Titor has made many predictions about dates that have come and gone and nothing happened. He was just a guy trolling before there was trolling, and plenty of people took the bait.
It reminds me of when someone called with the name Gordon Freeman and proceeded to tell Coast to Coast AM the plot of half life. Coast to Coast bought it hook line ans sinker.
 

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The anime Steins;Gate is based off of this story, and John Titor actually appears in it (sort of). The story itself is bullshit, though. Titor has made many predictions about dates that have come and gone and nothing happened. He was just a guy trolling before there was trolling, and plenty of people took the bait.
BECAUSE HE CHANGED THE PAST............:icon_neut
 

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BECAUSE HE CHANGED THE PAST............:icon_neut
I see vBulletin let's you post all in caps now. Nice. :)


And in the anime I mention, there is actually a point made about divergence factors - changing the past won't change the future unless the change you make is big enough. Instead of ripples, think of a river current - you put a rock in the middle of the river - the bigger the rock, the further down river you need to go until the stream appears undisturbed again. Only a huge boulder will actually divert the river itself so that it never resumes its original course (it's a competing theory to the butterfly effect, ripples-in-a-pond theory. A couple of sci fi authors deal with the concept like Asimov in The End of Eternity).
 

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I see vBulletin let's you post all in caps now. Nice. :)


And in the anime I mention, there is actually a point made about divergence factors - changing the past won't change the future unless the change you make is big enough. Instead of ripples, think of a river current - you put a rock in the middle of the river - the bigger the rock, the further down river you need to go until the stream appears undisturbed again. Only a huge boulder will actually divert the river itself so that it never resumes its original course (it's a competing theory to the butterfly effect, ripples-in-a-pond theory. A couple of sci fi authors deal with the concept like Asimov in The End of Eternity).
Time isn't a straight line though.
 

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Time isn't a straight line though.
A straight line is a spatial measurement, not a temporal one. It's just an analogy. Just imagine that I draw a straight line, and instead of it depicting the first dimension, it is depicting the fourth. The fact that it is straight has no implications other than to denote that it flows in a straight direction (towards entropy). It's an inadequate depiction because entropy isn't constant, but it's just an illustrative example.
 

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[video=youtube;hDVhSP5sUoY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDVhSP5sUoY[/video]
 

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I see vBulletin let's you post all in caps now. Nice. :)


And in the anime I mention, there is actually a point made about divergence factors - changing the past won't change the future unless the change you make is big enough. Instead of ripples, think of a river current - you put a rock in the middle of the river - the bigger the rock, the further down river you need to go until the stream appears undisturbed again. Only a huge boulder will actually divert the river itself so that it never resumes its original course (it's a competing theory to the butterfly effect, ripples-in-a-pond theory. A couple of sci fi authors deal with the concept like Asimov in The End of Eternity).
A straight line is a spatial measurement, not a temporal one. It's just an analogy. Just imagine that I draw a straight line, and instead of it depicting the first dimension, it is depicting the fourth. The fact that it is straight has no implications other than to denote that it flows in a straight direction (towards entropy). It's an inadequate depiction because entropy isn't constant, but it's just an illustrative example.
I love when you involve yourself in physics and time travel related threads; you always give me stuff to think about. You rule, sir.
 

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Time is like a river of urine flowing from an Asian man's tiny penis.

 

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For time is a river rolling into nowhere

 

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It reminds me of when someone called with the name Gordon Freeman and proceeded to tell Coast to Coast AM the plot of half life. Coast to Coast bought it hook line ans sinker.
[video=youtube;biqnL84l85s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biqnL84l85s[/video]
 

Rash Rendering

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Holy shit I read about this titor guy in the early days of the internets. He wanted some wacky old outdated ibm computer for some reason...