The concept of time travel has fascinated scientists and mankind in general since the very early dawn of civilization. Unfortunately, the idea of a human being moving back and forth between different points in the space-time continuum has proven to be nothing more than science fiction. No practical and working time travel machine has been invented yet and there is very little evidence that the concept is even possible.
However, the astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff and his research partner Teresa Wilson who are based at the MIT Physics department recently conducted a groundbreaking research. They decided to investigate whether time travelers have come to spy on us in our time by using social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular. They dug into data downloaded from Twitter and Facebook in order to find anyone who has been able to predict future outcomes in their status updates, messages and comments. More specifically, they were looking for people who had predicted the discovery of the Comet ISON in 9/2012 and the election of Pope Francis in 03/2012.
Sadly, their research ended with no conclusive results. Neither messages, nor comments that mentioned anything about events prior to their taking place were found. The scientists stated that it might be impossible to discover evidence of time travelers’ existence because it would potentially violate a yet-unknown law or they were just too good at hiding in plain sight.