Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Man Who Told the Internet He’d Come from the Future

John Titor popped up in the late 1990s, claiming to be from the future, and made some bold predictions about our future in this century. Who was he really, and what happened to him?
What if someone from the future popped up in our timeline and started answering questions from people on internet message boards? That's exactly what John Titor did in the late 1990s. Claiming he was sent from the future on a mission to retrieve an antique computer, he talked with thousands of people online and told stories of futuristic life in 2036. Many of his tales warned of imminent disaster for the world, but he said he couldn't help.

As abruptly as he appeared, Titor vanished in 2001. Did he finish his mission? Who - or what - is behind the legend of John Titor? Read more

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