Publisher’s Note: I am always intrigued when I come across a story about time travel. So I was happy to find this article writter by Victoria Woollaston in the newsletter.  It is about researchers, investigators looking for time travelers on the Internet. Good read. Dirk
Anyone hoping to one day emulate the likes of time travellers Doctor Who or Marty McFly in Back To The Future has just been dealt a devastating blow.
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.
Since the late 1800s, writers and filmmakers have been obsessed with the allure and intrigue of time travel from H.G Wells’ 1895 book The Time Machine to the Back To The Future franchise and Doctor Who.
Inspired by this fascination, Professor Nemiroff, along with a MTU graduate Teresa Wilson, wanted to use the web to try and find evidence of people from the future living among us.
They began by selecting two events from recent history – the Comet ISON in September 2012 and the appointment of Pope Francis in March 2013.
They then scanned websites and search engine results for conversations or references to these events made between January 2006 and September 2013.
‘Were a time traveller from the future to access the internet of the past few years, they might have left once-prescient content that persists today,’ explained Nemiroff and Wilson.

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