Looking for Time Travelers in All the Wrong Places January 3, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
Researchers set out to wring any traces of time travelers out of the online world. Astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff and physics graduate student Teresa Wilson from Michigan Technological University released their findings with a paper titled “Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers.”
The search for signs of time travelers involved scouring the Internet for prescient information. “Specifically, we search for content that should not have been known at the time it was posted,” the paper says.
Twitter, with its popularity and inability to backdate tweets, became a focus for the scientists. Here’s the disappointing part: They found no prescient tweets on either Comet ISON or Pope Francis. Absolutely zip. Which really just means that time travelers probably don’t like to use Twitter.
More likely Twitter caused the end of human civilization, so there’s no future technology to support time travel.
If you really want to find time travelers, just have GQ-list babes like Christina Hendricks say they’ll spend the night with anyone who can prove they’re from the future. Problem solved.