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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 12:43 pm

Not sure if any of you have heard of John Titor before but he was a man who appeared on Internet forums 5 years ago claiming to be from the year 2036. He was only online for 4 months before going back to the future.

His story is easily dismissible as a hoax, but he created enough interest while he was around for numerous websites to be created about him. He posted photographs of his time machine as well. Although he did not tell anyone what would happen in the future he did elude to things that will happen.

If you are interested have a look at this site: http://www.johntitor.com/

There is nothing in the laws of physics that says that time travel is impossible, scientists are more concerned with paradoxes (such as killing your mother before she gives birth to you etc).

Not sure I believe it all, but I am open minded enough not to dismiss it either - if that makes any sense.

ps actually a good overview is given by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor
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Postby citizen deek » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 1:54 am

it's not really time travel per se, but rather travel between alternate universes.

read quantum mechanics.

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Postby Shilo2010 » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 9:04 am

Wow, thats really cool Baron. I had never heard of that before. Just read the links you gave. I'm going to read more about this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. This post brings to mind a new turn of events here in Australia this week. For sixty or seventy years people have claimed the existence of Black Panthers in the blue mountains just west of Sydney. I was always a believer myself because I once knew this old timer that told me he had seen one and, well I believed him.
This week a hunter shot and killed a huge black Panther in the Blue mountains. There are said to be more. I did not personally get to see or read any of the story's about it this week but it is pretty big news here.

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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:14 am

Shilo if people have been saying that they have been there for that long & now one has been shot, you can be sure there are more. Unless of course he was a very grey black panther with a little zimmer frame :)
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Postby sapphire » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 5:40 pm

I would like to go back to the 60s so I can marry Jim Morrison. Shouldn't be too tough eh? Just a few years of travel, Jim all drunk and doped up, he wouldn't care who married him. :D
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 8:06 pm

I would have dinner with Benjamin Franklin.

I would make sure Hitler's father was rendered impotent in a bicycling accident as a youth.

I would advise them not to burn the uniforms of the dying soldiers at Fort Dix and save 20 -40 million lives lost in the influenza epidemic of 1918.

I would be on the grassy knoll and tackle the gunman that was about to shoot JFK.

I would advise the guy that invented CFCs in the 20s that it wasn't such a good idea.

I'd be in the Situation Room when Johnson decided to increase our presence in Viet Nam, and then kick the chair out from under him and hope none of the cabinet members remembered what he said in all the commotion.

Oh to be in St. Petersburg in 1916 to see what really happened to Rasputin, and for that matter to urge Csar Nicholas to form the Duma sooner.

I would insist JFK Jr. drive to Martha's Vineyard to attend his cousin's wedding, not fly.

I would have taken Lake Road on December 22nd, 2004 -- not Greenbush.

I would put Elvis in a 12 step program and Overeaters Anonymous.

I would witness Neanderthals making their first tools.

I would be at Cape Canavaral, May 5th, 1961 to watch Alan Shepard.

Mohammed Atta would not have been in Boston in September of 2001 if I had a time machine.

I think I would have liked to have met E.M. Forester and Jane Austen and Clark Gable, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

If I could, I would have influenced the US's policies towards Native Americans in the early 19th century.

I would definitely advise Howard Dean not to scream into the microphone in Iowa.
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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 8:16 pm

I would meet my wife much earlier. (and win the lotto twice)
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Postby fredchong » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 1:32 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I would have dinner with Benjamin Franklin.

I would make sure Hitler's father was rendered impotent in a bicycling accident as a youth.

I would advise them not to burn the uniforms of the dying soldiers at Fort Dix and save 20 -40 million lives lost in the influenza epidemic of 1918.

I would be on the grassy knoll and tackle the gunman that was about to shoot JFK.

I would advise the guy that invented CFCs in the 20s that it wasn't such a good idea.

I'd be in the Situation Room when Johnson decided to increase our presence in Viet Nam, and then kick the chair out from under him and hope non of the cabinent memeber remembered what he said in all the commotion.

Oh to be in St. Petersburg in 1916 to see what really happened to Rasputin, and for that matter to urge Csar Nicholas to form the Duma sooner.

I would insist JFK Jr. drive to Martha's Vineyard to attend his cousin's wedding, not fly.

I would have taken Lake Road on December 22nd, 2004 -- not Greenbush.

I would put Elvis in a 12 step program and Overeaters Anonymous.

I would witness Neanderthals making their first tools.

I would be at Cape Canavaral, May 5th, 1961 to watch Alan Shepard.

Mohammed Atta would not have been in Boston in September of 2001 if I had a time machine.

I think I would have liked to have met E.M. Forester and Jane Austen and Clark Gable, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

If I could, I would have influenced the US's policies towards Native Americans in the early 19th century.

I would definitely advise Howard Dean not to scream into the microphone in Iowa.


MHB, you certainly know your history well. I'm very impressed!

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 7:10 am

fredchong wrote:MHB, you certainly know your history well. I'm very impressed!

Fred


No, No. Just that I have given this question lots of thought.

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Postby fredchong » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 7:39 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
fredchong wrote:MHB, you certainly know your history well. I'm very impressed!

Fred


No, No. Just that I have given this question lots of thought.


You're just being modest. Anyway, most of us would just go back a few weeks and purchase the winning tickets for the lottery which would make us mighty rich (no no, I'm not taking a low blow on Vaucluse!).

I'd probably try to reverse the nonsense that I did so that my wife would never have to feel the pain I caused her. Ah well, that's another story altogether.

Have a great day y'all. If we all make it a great day, time travel back to today would definitely be a worthwhile adventure.

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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 8:45 am

I'd probably try to reverse the nonsense that I did so that my wife would never have to feel the pain I caused her. Ah well, that's another story altogether.



A very noble sentiment, good for you. I think many of us would think this way as well, more from a personal, rather than a global perspective. (no low-blow recriminations here. :wink: )
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 9:10 am

So, wanting to go back in time to marry Jim Morrison isn't considered a noble sentiment? WTF! I would've probably stopped a damn good artist dying a premature death! You people just don't understand the profound aspect to my time travel! :evil:
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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 10:30 am

sapphire wrote:So, wanting to go back in time to marry Jim Morrison isn't considered a noble sentiment? WTF! I would've probably stopped a damn good artist dying a premature death! You people just don't understand the profound aspect to my time travel! :evil:



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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:48 am

Ah! That subtle sarcasm suits you, I missed it, welcome back once again Vaucluse! :P
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 4:39 pm

Didn't he marry Pamela Courson in some kind of Wicca ceremony? Better fine tune your instrument panel on your time machine to get you back far enough. You wouldn't want to a polygamist to your CV. :wink:


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