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[ NNSquad ] Cornell: Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers

Cornell: Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers

http://j.mp/1cJyQV9  (Cornell Univ. / arxiv.org)

   "Time travel has captured the public imagination for much of the past
    century, but little has been done to actually search for time
    travelers. Here, three implementations of Internet searches for time
    travelers are described, all seeking a prescient mention of
    information not previously available. The first search covered
    prescient content placed on the Internet, highlighted by a
    comprehensive search for specific terms in tweets on Twitter. The
    second search examined prescient inquiries submitted to a search
    engine, highlighted by a comprehensive search for specific search
    terms submitted to a popular astronomy web site."

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I should note that whenever I've conducted time travel experiments,
I've always scanned for any published research revealing it later (or,
well, earlier) and then gone "back" and introduced sufficient changes
(small "c" as per Asimov) to eliminate any evidence of those articles
and/or newscasts, etc. That process will ultimately include this message.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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