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Examination of the claimsPredictive failuresThe posts were met with skepticism when they were being posted, but it was impossible to prove beforehand that the predicted events would not happen. Because Titor claimed the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics was correct, effectively meaning that his travel was from a parallel universe and that things could occur differently than he had predicted, the details he presented were unfalsifiable.
One of Titor's earliest assertions was that CERN would discover the basis for time travel sometime around 2001, with the creation of miniature black holes about half a year after his departure. This did not occur. An article occurring generally around the time he had predicted about miniature black holes being created by CERN (a recurring theme, also ascribed to Fermilab and Brookhaven at various times) was taken by some to be evidence of this claim; but these events did not occur either. Civil war was not even remotely close to breaking out after the 2004 presidential election, with no further conflict in 2008 in the way Titor described.
A particularly obvious example involves the Olympics, whereof Titor claimed: "As a result of the many conflicts, no, there were no official Olympics after 2004." The politically uneventful staging of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Olympics refute this claim.
Problems with the technologyIn the context of the demonstration image provided by John Titor, the laser pointer's beam being "bent" reveals the obvious inconsistency of objects near the beam not appearing to be bent as well. The framing of the window visible in the background, for instance, should appear distorted in proximity to a large gravity gradient, but it does not. Some have speculated the "beam" is an optical fiber.
Titor claimed that he was sent back to obtain an IBM 5100 because it could translate several types of computer code. According to IBM engineer Bob Dubke, Titor's statements regarding the IBM 5100's little-known ability to emulate and debug mainframe systems were correct. Supporters state that this information was not publicly available in 2000 or 2001 when Titor made his declaration, and Titor himself stated that this feature was "discovered" as late as 2036 when Unix, as the underlying source behind all computer operating systems still running local infrastructures and other computational tasks, was only two years away from no longer functioning due to 32-bit integer limitations.
However, this emulation capability was widely known in the industry and commented on in depth in numerous publications dealing with both the 5100 and programmable microcode in general. References to this fact were also available on the Internet as early as 1999 and therefore predated Titor's postings. This is a fairly obscure bit of trivia, however, which suggests that whoever was making the posts either was familiar with the machine specifically or else had at least a general interest in retrocomputing.
"Apparently, APL was a difficult task for IBM to accomplish with an interpreter in the 5100, so instead they wrote an emulation program so that the S/360 mainframe version of APL could be run instead -- The 5100 is like a desktop IBM S/360 mainframe computer which only runs APL."
Problems with the storyNumerous commentators have pointed out the extensive similarities between the Titor story and Pat Frank's classic post-apocalyptic science fiction novel Alas, Babylon. Among other similarities, Alas, Babylon takes place in a small river-side town in Florida just before and after a nuclear war and describes the struggle to survive as a family in the aftermath. In the book, the protagonist lives in the mythical town of "Fort Repose", while Titor claimed to live in the "Fort", formerly the University of Florida (UF).
The internal consistency of Titor's story has been questioned: For instance, in some posts he claims that money is widely used and people still have credit cards, despite his statement that centralized banking no longer exists (this is either an inconsistency or implies the rise of private currencies). In another posting he speculated that today's dollar would be usable in his time, but that this would be after the reorganization of the federal government according to his own history, potentially making the currency worthless. In most cases, he claims to have been given his basic education at UF, but in another post claims to be home-schooled.
Other problems with the story include inconsistencies relative to Titor's comments. His first appearance appears to have been, not in 2000, but in the summer of 1998 through two faxes to Art Bell's radio program Coast to Coast AM. When he began posting the online story, Y2K (1-1-2000) had come and gone without any real problems. Yet in the 1998 faxes to Art Bell he said, "Y2K is a disaster. Many people freeze to death trying to get to warmer weather. The gov. tries to keep power by instituting marshall [sic] law..." 
In the online story he stated that a part of his mission was to prevent the coming world war by changing history. Yet during October 2000, a month before he began posting, he appeared in the UK IRC chatroom. In the chat log his response to Yariesa's question (asking if we could change the future from his prediction) was, "It's too late. I just wish things didn't have to happen the way they will." 
Inquiry on the storyAn Italian TV programme (Voyager - Ai confini della conoscenza) aired an investigation of the John Titor story on May 19, 2008. Mike Lynch, the private detective hired to investigate, found that there were no registry traces, even far in the past, of any John Titor or Titor family. In addition, the John Titor Foundation had no office and its address is a rented post box; no tapes, recordings, or evidence of Titor were found; and only Larry Haber (an advocate and owner of the commercial rights about all concerns involving John Titor) confirmed his existence. Lynch's conclusion is that John Titor may be John Rick Haber, a computer expert who is or was Larry Haber's brother.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
As a former skeptic let me point out nowadays too many people are already calling for a civil war. So I wouldn't be surprised if a civil war break out
Originally posted by TechVampyre
There is a lot more to the Titor story then people will admit..I find his predictions fascinating, As his predictions were not that far off..Only the timeline was slightly different.. However many of his predictions have come true if you stop and look back on the timeline of predictions..
Originally posted by pshea38
I AM A TIME TRAVELLER...IF THE WHOLE WORLD DOES NOT WISH TO EXPERIENCE OUR ULTIMATE REALITY CATASTROPHY, IT WOULD DO WELL TO MOST VIRTUALLY REALISE THAT 9/11/01 WAS A COMPLETELY FAKED EVENT (TERRORISTS, PLANES, VICTIMS), AT THE VERY LEAST BEFORE THE NOW ACCEPTED MASS REALISATION DATE OF 1/3/13. IT WAS TOO LATE FOR US. PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE SO FOR US. I AM ADDRESSING MYSELF, AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE. HELLO, HELLO. EARTH TO PSHEA. I ALONE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR REAL NAME...DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW?? SHOUT NOW OR THEN, OR FOREVER LOOSE YOUR PEACE! MIND.MIND.MIND!!
Originally posted by buster2010
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by testsavage
look at image #10 , its the best single peice of evidence that the entire thing is a hoax
Why does that prove this to be a hoax? If gravity doesn't bend light then how does gravity lensing work?