World Time Machine Project

World Time Machine Project logoOne objection to the possibility of time travel is that we’ve never seen any tourists come back from the future. Well I say we just haven’t been looking hard enough!

(There are other objections too, like how time travel causes paradoxes, but I don’t have time to deal with those right now. Go read our post on ‘Is time travel possible?’)

Just like SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, we are sending a message out over the internet and into the future, for any time travellers to contact us and let us know you’re there. Or that you will be there. Or something.

Some rules:

  1. You have to be a time traveller, or can vouch for one.
  2. You don’t have to be from the future – you can be from the past, but you have to have gotten here some other way than the usual one year at a time.
  3. If you are from the future, we will set up a trust in your name so that, through the magic of compound interest, you’ll be born filthy rich. If you’re from the past, I’m afraid we can’t help you.
  4. If you give us the plans for a working time machine, we’ll invest the royalties in your name so you’ll be even more filthy rich, presumably from all the people who win the lottery off your invention and then have to pay you a cut.

If you’re not a time traveller and you don’t know one personally, please feel free to leave helpful suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Or, you can join us on Facebook and help spread the word!


Yes, I’m a time traveller!

8 thoughts on “World Time Machine Project

  1. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, AND IF I AM CONVINCED THAT I TRAVEL THROUGH TIME BUT AS NO ONE ELSE CAN SUBSTANTIATE, PROVE OR EVEN EXPLAIN HOW I KNOW IT IS EVEN POSSIBLE BUT HAPPENS AND SOMETIMES TO ME, DOES THAT OPEN UP THE ‘I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS’ THEORY, OR IS IT JUST DEJA VU?

  2. I am convinced that the second 30 years of my life went by much faster than the first 30. Does that count as time travel? I guess not!

  3. I expect that the reason we’ve never encountered time travellers is because they are careful to not encounter /us/. The best way I can explain it is with a museum: You can look but not touch. To avoid any paradoxes or other problems, there may be things in place so that the tourists do not have any contact with us. Yes, they might buy a newspaper, but they are not going to go, “Hey! I’m a time traveller!”
    Think about it; the world is not ready for that. It will be like Escape from the Planet of the Apes. These travellers will be hunted by the media, scientists will demand answers and all sorts of things will go wrong for these people.
    Programs and preparations can be put into place for time travellers going to the /future/ but not for those going to the /past/. This is my theory, say what you will.

  4. Time is a unit. It is not real bt imazinary. Human created a unit that’s called ‘time’ . It is a imazination of human.

    1. the progresion of the inflation of the universe is what we called time…so yes it does exist,we call it time,yes its only a name but time is a physical corporeal process that is crucial to the dynamics and workings of our universe

  5. It’s scientifically easy to travel into the future. Just get on a space ship, accelerate it to 99% of the speed of light, wait a day and decelerate. If the acceleration and deceleration are instantaneous, you are now a week into the future and have only experienced a day passing. But you can’t go back! Not that way, at least.

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