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'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10:05 EST, 3 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston

Posted on 01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST by BenLurkin

Researchers from Michigan have scoured websites, search engine results and social networks dating back as far as 1996 in search of people who discussed select events before they happened.

They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag.

Yet despite comprehensive analysis of thousands of records, they were unable to find any evidence time travellers existed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hashtag; michigan; stringtheory; timemachine; timetravel; twit; twitterverse
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All that research and somehow they missed the posts from tomorrow that sometimes show up here on FR
1 posted on 01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Superior cloaking technology; no surprise.

;-)


2 posted on 01/04/2014 3:29:25 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m my own great grandpa and grandpa.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 3:31:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
Time travel exists beyond the human realm. God and His angels (and the fallen angels) exist beyond time.

Time is not a thing to be traveled through but a box into which human reality is mired. Don't go into the litter box unless you want to experience a stickiness of time.

4 posted on 01/04/2014 3:31:40 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d bet that these “researchers” are actually time travelers who have been sent back to clean up messes made by other time travelers.

One must always come to the opposite conclusion one is tempted to come to. They don’t expect that.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 3:31:43 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: BenLurkin

Funny.

Based on ST:TNG you were lucky to make it through a WEEK without traversing the space-time continuum.

Of course, it never occurs to those in the “wrong” timelines that if the timeline is corrected they would cea


6 posted on 01/04/2014 3:33:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well if nobody form the future has shown up yet, it suggests that we not only have not mastered it now but we probably never will master time travel. So we may just as well surrender on that and worry about more realistic dreams like building new colonies on Mars.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 3:34:59 PM PST by freedom462
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To: BenLurkin

Time travelers from the future have already seen future (therefore dirtier) porn, they’d have no need for the current internet.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 3:36:36 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Born to Conserve
I post on this article two days ago after going back from today. Since the post didn't exist yet I had to wait for today, sorry!
9 posted on 01/04/2014 3:37:22 PM PST by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono
< /Idiocracy >
10 posted on 01/04/2014 3:37:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: BenLurkin

Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.

Delmore Schwartz


11 posted on 01/04/2014 3:37:40 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe hashtags are obselete by the future.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 3:38:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: freedom462

If time travel were ever possible I suspect it would be a one way trip forward.

If people in the future are smart they would prevent a traveler from returning to the past anyway.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 3:39:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Apparently they missed the hundreds (thousands?) of posts on FR that predicted 0bamaCare would be a disaster before it was even voted into law.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 3:39:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: freedom462

I just want my flying car.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 3:40:02 PM PST by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: BenLurkin
back to the future photo: 3 3.png

Biff isn't going to share for free.

16 posted on 01/04/2014 3:40:47 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: BenLurkin

Alternative explanation: In the future, people are smart enough not to waste their time arguing on the Internet.

(I didn’t say it was a *probable* explanation.)


17 posted on 01/04/2014 3:41:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek

But thing is, someone would have eventually done it at some point, after a certain number of years someone would very likely come along with the proper planning skills and determination to defy any orders not to go to the past. There’s just too many attractive incentives available for someone interested in going to the past.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 3:42:13 PM PST by freedom462
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To: BenLurkin
They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag
How did they do that then, if they don't exist?
19 posted on 01/04/2014 3:43:51 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " 2013: Mind the door handle on the way out!")
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To: a fool in paradise

‘Maybe hashtags are obsolete by the future.’

They are probably all methtags in the future...


20 posted on 01/04/2014 3:45:24 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: moose07

Exactly, the future doesn’t exist yet and the past exists only in memory.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 3:46:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Time Travel forward IS possible. We all do it at the rate of 1 second into the future per second.

Now, if you want to compress your travel, you merely need to get your velocity up to close to lightspeed, relative to where you want to visit the future of. That’s standard Einsteinian Mechanics, the Lorentz-Fitzgerald equation. . .


22 posted on 01/04/2014 3:46:44 PM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: BenLurkin

23 posted on 01/04/2014 3:50:24 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: BenLurkin

How could they find them. The travelers already knew about it before they started looking.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 3:52:33 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Salgak

I was reading that the New Horizons probe has gone about .004 seconds into our future. (as perceived by us)


25 posted on 01/04/2014 3:54:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Well, where are the “time travelers” that are going to clean up the mess that is Obamacare? Now THERE is a project worthy of highly concentrated research and development of time travel technology, the sooner it can be undertaken and instituted, the better.

Maybe on that other timeline, Obamacare actually works.

Right.

In an INFINITY of timelines, that still wouldn’t happen.


26 posted on 01/04/2014 3:56:19 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps we live in uninteresting times.

If I had a time machine, I would go foward, not backward.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 4:01:27 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

The future will be grim. Too grim.

I’d go back to before the collapse of civilization and finish out my days in pre-1960.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 4:02:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

So they think they can find time travelers on the Internet, maybe if someone could time travel they maybe a little bit smarter the those looking!


29 posted on 01/04/2014 4:03:01 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: cripplecreek

“If time travel were ever possible I suspect it would be a one way trip forward.”

Yes I’ve heard that this is what scientists think might be possible (what’s with the Michigan guys I don’t know, I just hope we’re not paying for it). I said that here once on a similar thread and another Freeper pointed out that we’re time traveling to the future RIGHT NOW, only slowly!


30 posted on 01/04/2014 4:03:55 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Kirkwood

27 posted on Sun Jan 05 2014 00:01:27 GMT+0000 (GMT) by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)

You just have, welcome to the future. Lol.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 4:04:17 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " 2013: Mind the door handle on the way out!")
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To: Born to Conserve
"They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag."

Hmmm, based on your premise...


32 posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:01 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: jocon307

Something I picked up about the time dilation effect about Voyager 1.

>>According to Wikipedia, the Voyager 1 spacecraft launched on September 5, 1977 and has been operating for 35 years as of 2013 and is travelling at 3.595 AU per year. To get a rough estimate on how much of a special relativistic time dilation the spacecraft has experienced let’s assume it traveled at that speed for the full 35 years (in actuality it would have been faster earlier in the flight but the speed varied up and down during all the planetary flybys).

So assuming the speed of the Voyager 1 was 3.595 AU per year for the entire 35 years, the Voyager 1 clock would have been slower by 1.8 seconds compared to a clock on Earth (see (35 years)(1-1/sqrt(1-(3.595 AU per year)^2/c^2)) ) - not a very significant effect.

However there is another effect that makes a clock on the voyager run faster - general relativity. According to general relativity, a clock that is deeper in a gravity well will run slower than a clock that is further away from the gravity well. This is the gravitational time dilation effect.

This effect would make a clock on the Earth (in the sun’s gravity well) run slower than the clock on the Voyager 1. To get a rough estimate of the effect, assume the Voyager has been at it’s current distance of approximately 125 AU for all 35 years. With that assumption, the Voyager 1 clock would be faster by 11 seconds compared to a clock on Earth (see (35 years)*((1 - 2*G*(mass of sun)/((1 AU)*c^2))^0.5-(1 - 2*G*(mass of sun)/((125 AU)*c^2))^0.5) )

So general relativity makes the clock on Voyager 1 run faster by 11 seconds but special relativity makes it run slower by 1.8 seconds - all compare to a clock on Earth.

Frank Heile, PhD in Physics from Stanford University then career in SW Eng.


33 posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

did taspayers help fund this???


34 posted on 01/04/2014 4:16:34 PM PST by Wuli
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To: discostu

My friend “Mullet Man” The Oakview Time traveler, exists but due to government groups trying to capture him and his machine, he took it and himself back in time when he would be safe—1959. Why then? he said simply “I like Ike”. He said he would go to San Fernando Valley in California or Texas? I haven’t heard from him since! He said he would come back with money—but so far I haven’t seen a cent.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 4:18:50 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: cripplecreek
...the future doesn’t exist yet and the past exists only in memory.

Which leads to the conclusion that the only reality that exists is the present moment.

36 posted on 01/04/2014 4:20:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BenLurkin

In the future, one possible future, machines used by the NSA and US military gain intelligence and plot to take over the world. A war ensues as the human resistance attempts to live free of the machines like it had for eons. In order to try and prevent the rise of technology that gives way to the invention of thinking machines, men from the future come back through time to change the present. They reason that if the US economy and innovative spirit can be thwarted the machines will never be invented. Their mission, get a third world communist incompetent with real daddy issues in a position of world power and through political machinations destroy the technological and economic advances of the human race and send it spinning back to the dark ages. So far the resistance plan is working as hoped.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 4:26:47 PM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BenLurkin; NicknamedBob; Dead Corpse; GeronL; Fedora; writer33

There would be very strict rules governing time travel.
You could look up information, but not post or otherwise transmit data NOT found in that current time frame.
You could do research in that current time frame, query for specific information, but not put up information not already present.

Flipside, in “many worlds theory”, any decision leads to a split in the timeline.
One timeline where someone took action “A”, one timeline where they did not.
So even IF you DID go back in time, you may not be in “Your” past.
You would be in the past of “alternate you”.

Now how to get home?
No such thing.
You can’t.
“Your” home timeline is now unfindable.
Congrats, you’re now lost in time.
Enjoy your stay in the current time frame.

[Pinging a bunch of writer types to help elaborate on what would govern time travel]


38 posted on 01/04/2014 4:27:01 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salgak
There was a young fencer named Fisk,
Whose saber was incredibly brisk,
So fast was his action,
The Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction,
Foreshortened his foil to a disk.
39 posted on 01/04/2014 4:31:37 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: BenLurkin

did tax dollars pay for this too?


40 posted on 01/04/2014 4:33:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s because in adherence to the Prime Directive, they’ve already scrubbed the Internet of all traces of their existence.


41 posted on 01/04/2014 4:35:01 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Darksheare

Something interesting. A Korean show involving time travel, the woman who went to change her past was told by the guide that when she returned to the future that time would return to the way it had been before she left.


42 posted on 01/04/2014 4:35:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Darksheare

Statistically, there SHOULD be several instances of documented time travel,...unless it really is true, in which case they would have returned and erased all such trace.

(Of course, now that this has been posted, either it must be erased, or allowed to remain as will other posts documenting time travel, so it might be not believed....)


43 posted on 01/04/2014 4:37:38 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Slyfox

I knew someone would post that one.

First thing I thought of.


44 posted on 01/04/2014 4:38:02 PM PST by digger48
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To: GeronL

“Your travels are futile!”
Pretty much one theory.
Since “you” exist as an unaltered remnant of the previous timeline, it could revert upon your return - if you could.
Who knows.
If it were possible, we might not know.


45 posted on 01/04/2014 4:38:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

My theory was that we would be traveling to another timeline and it might change but ours won’t


46 posted on 01/04/2014 4:41:20 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Cvengr
It will never work. In fact I have all the facts and I'm going to lay them out today. First of all...






And with that information, their plot has been exposed to the world.

47 posted on 01/04/2014 4:44:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Obviously a federally funded study, right?


48 posted on 01/04/2014 4:44:47 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: BenLurkin

Who the hell remembers the name of the comet? How is it important?

And, apparantly, the pope isn’t too vital, either.

Two topics. One obscure. The other only matters to a select group.


49 posted on 01/04/2014 4:52:09 PM PST by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: BenLurkin

Time travel is not possible.
Consider this; the “future” where the traveler would come from would have to figure out where the Milky Way was at a particular point in time (that alone would be massive computations). Beyond locating where the Milky Way WAS, they would then have to figure out how much our spiral galaxy actually spiraled. Then the location of our solar system within that spiral, our point along the galactic plain, and the where the Earth was in relative to all those moving parts as our solar system went about its business. As of the creation of this thread, the Milky Way has moved approx 3024000 km’s through “space”. Given that, we truly don’t know if that is a straight trajectory or maybe Andromeda is tugging on us a bit, there is not way for the future to map where we are (to them were) since we really don’t know what exactly is the end of our universe and where we truly are in it. Since everything seems to be moving away from us (minus our buddy Andromeda who will join us in a couple billion years) we have no real bearing.


50 posted on 01/04/2014 4:52:48 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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