Those of you who know me know I tend to enjoy webcomics. A webcomic I read that I often wonder -why- I read it has merited a bit of exposure on my blog today. Why the mention of This superosity strip? Because it mentions the one story that really sold me on Art Bell and his show being a tad of a fraud. First go look at the John Titor website so you can like Einstein know “The Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard”
In 2036, I live in central Florida with my family and I’m currently stationed at an Army base in Tampa. A world war in 2015 killed nearly three billion people. The people that survived grew closer together. Life is centered on the family and then the community. I cannot imagine living even a few hundred miles away from my parents.
as part Of John Titor’s story that is really so ignorant he claims a Nuclear war hits florida but doesn’t destroy tampa which is the location of…you know CENTCOM. Why because his entire story of Nuclear War and survivors in Florida ( I won’t get into details here of his entire kooky story) seems strikingly Familiar
Although Alas, Babylon is not widely acclaimed as a piece of literature, it was one of the most thoughtful novels dealing with the practical effects of nuclear war. It was notable for depicting fallout and radiation as an invisible threat, rather than a roaming “cloud of death” as in other novels such as On the Beach. Its theme was “You can survive if you are ready and willing to adapt.” Civil Defense officials used the book to guide local officials in ordering supplies.
Alas, Babylon is considered by some to be an inspiration for John Titor’s claim of time travel and description of nuclear war in the 2010s.
Some more along that line
Dr. Robert Brown, a physicist at Duke University analysed the science involved in Titor’s time travel explanations and states it is impossible, both in theory and practice. He alludes that Titor’s story plagiarizes older science novels such as Alas, Babylon and Michio Kaku’s Hyperspace to construct his time travelling stories. He concludes his critique by suggesting that people are extremely gullible to believe the plausibility of Titor’s time travel and stories of a post-apocalypse world.
Titor’s story also shows similarities to the plot of the 1995 movie 12 Monkeys, and to a fictional timeline for a role-playing game (see external links).
John Titor is one of those things in the world of Kook’s and Nuts that its fun to learn about to see how big a sucker people are