John Titor: The Time Traveler’s hoax?


John Titor: The Time Traveller's hoax?

John Titor is the Moses for any science fiction aficionado, who has won the battle against time.  Most knowledgeable people acknowledge that, theoretically on paper, it is possible to travel back in time. Some, however, say that this presents a logical contradiction. There are also all those possible paradoxes that could theoretically arise. What follows arises from my point of view in a debate I had with an “accidental meta-physician,” which I’ve edited for the sake of clarity.

In the Christian concept, time is linear, and in the Aryan, one time is cyclical. The age-old innate instinct of man has been towards defeating the winged chariot of time. John titor, through the aid of technology, claims to have achieved just that. 

John’s Mystery

John Titor: The Time Traveller's hoax?
John Titor: The Time Traveler’s hoax?

The identity of the said man remains to be unknown. His existence was solely dependent on the virtual medium that is to say online. He appeared on the net on the forum of Time Travel Institute. His messages claimed that he was a vigilante warrior from 2036. He intended to steal and grab an IBM 5100 computer, which was a necessary antidote to battle a virus. Before continuing, 2000 was the year when Computer Virus became viral in the wide world of web. 

The next four months were a crucial period of the gestation of his fictional account. The man who went by the name John Titor fed the fantasy frenzy crowd with speculations that can rival a Stephen King novel. From Answering queries of future events, the predictions came with the disclaimer of alternate realities. His future existence had some traits from which we can take a few pointers. For instance, first aid skill was a must-do in the curriculum, and he rallied against beef-eating (that’s India’s ruling party in 2020). His technical gimmicks, which were also evidence for his claims, and he thus provided complex algorithms and grainy, pixellated visual proofs of his time traveling machine.

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Titor’s regime was a concise term. With his final statement in march 2001, he signed off of the internet, never to return again. However, he was yet to turn into a phenomenon. In 2003, a bloke named Oliver Williams began a website called JohnTitor.com. The site tracks all the 151 predictions of the future-man and is an anthology of the augmented soldier. In 2011, “A summary of the tale” amassed a whopping 103000 hits in i09.com.

In 2006, Art Bell’s popular late-night radio program “Coast to Coast AM,” devoted its program to John Titor’s legacy. The show hosted anonymous callers and sightings to seedy interviews fueling his ‘prophecies.’

John Titor: The Time Traveller's hoax?
John Titor: The Time Traveler’s hoax?

The goose chase for the identity of this man continues till today with various claims and published shreds of evidence leading to one dead end after the other. The mystery is perhaps as convoluted as Birch and Swinnerton Dyer Conjecture and maintains the same status of the solution as well.

The claims of the future will simultaneously allure and deceive us in the short-run of life. That is to say, some itches will be scratched, and some will continue to persist, leading us to another elusive victory of reigning over time. 

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