This is a weird one. In November, 2000, a man calling himself John Titor
started posting on a web forum, claiming he was a time traveler from the year 2036
. Apparently he needed to travel back to 1975 to get an old IBM computer which would save the world in 2037 from a major computer crash
(similar to the Y2K bug). He made a pit-stop in 2000-2001, where he apparently visited his mother and his younger self, and got on the internet to tell his story. While he didn't say much about the future, here are a few interesting tidbits:
- A civil war in the U.S. starts to flare up between 2004 and 2008, which escalates into a world war in 2015, which kills nearly three billion people.
- In Titor's time, there are 5 presidents of the U.S., and the nation's capitol has been relocated to Omaha.
The Titor phenomenon has grown on the web, inspiring much discussion and ridicule