Who was John Titor, the ‘time traveller’ who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

Wow really interesting story. I have never heard tis before thanks for posting

Needull in a haystack

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Time travel has always been a source of great fascination. Today’s needull is about a self-professed time traveller from 2036 – John Titor.

And then there was his reason for travelling. Titor claimed he had been sent back to 1975 to retrieve an IBM 5100 computer, which was needed to debug ageing machines still used in 2036. That in itself isn’t too wacky: in 2002, NASA had to buy outdated medical equipment on eBay just so it could scavenge their obsolete Intel 8086 chips for their booster testing machines, and even the Orion spacecraft, whose first manned flight is scheduled for the 2020s, uses computers from 2002.

But here’s the kicker. Titor claimed the 5100 was needed in the future due to a special feature which IBM did not publicly announce. Sure enough, Bob Dubke, an engineer who helped design it, confirmed that such a feature existed. The…

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5 thoughts on “Who was John Titor, the ‘time traveller’ who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

  1. Fascinating ideas to contemplate – new info to me, too. Hope everyone clicks through to the original source to read the entire thing (link is to synopsis, which links to source)

    Makes me think of McDonald & minions, as I wonder if Titor was off about the time — nobody said he was a *smart* time traveler! Thanks for a fun reblog.
    xx,
    mgh

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