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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-03 01:50 PM
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33. I do believe it's fiction.
That said, I think you need to read some more of his specifics; he answers every question you just asked if youread through it some.

For example, "their" internet is better than "our" internet; theirs uses portable servers and (I think) functions wirelessly. Such devices could still be used if phone service went pffft.

As for his time machine, he never really says how it works, only that it's a simple device, one of those "DUH" moments in science. He also states that one of the reasons this wasn't invented before was because scientists weren't really willing to think out of the box regarding time travel during our time, but that during his, development of the same became seriously necessary.

He also claims that the bombs that were used (it wasn't WW3, it was, according to him, international blowback for the actions of the "American Federal Empire") wiped out major cities here, but there are areas that weren't devastated by them. Once people began (will begin? wioll haven be? wtf?) leaving the cities for rural areas (the ones left in the cities were the ones who Couldn't Leave Their Jobs, you know, the Important People we all wish would get theirs), the cities were bombed, and "we" were (will be?) the ones left over.

From his point of view (and I'm writing now on the assumption that everything he's saying is true, please, bear with me), what we're living right now is the beginning of the revolution. It's interesting that he mentions CJD as being a serious concern in the time he comes from, as that's about how much time needs to pass before symptoms of 'mad cow' become evident in humans. Given what I know about the situation at present- and it's apparently much wirse than we're being told about, folks, and this is from a pretty much unimpeachable source- CJD will become The Next Epidemic.

According to John, the civil war will be on everyone's doorstep and in everyone's homes by 2008. We'll have one president after that who wants to fix the situation but can't, and the president in office when the bombs drop will be concerned only with retaining his power base. Then the bombs will drop but, according to John, "we" will win, as the greedy corporate fatcats and such won't leave the cities and will be "removed" from our country and our society. In that respect, he considers that the "people" won the civil war.

That's just one thing that pops out on first read. Another thing he responded to was where in the US was 'safe'. Basically, nowhere is safe, according to him, but if you want to figure out where to go when things get real bad, he said "take a look at a county-by-county precinct map from your last election.

I don't really believe any of it, but there are a lot of interesting coincidences- like the computer he's supposedly here for, which can translate among three computer languages. Well, as it turn out, such a computer really does exist, it was built in the 1970s (by IBM, I think), and it had a completely undocumented ability to translate between the very same three languages John needs to translate to. Also, the guys who designed this computer back then apparently were under orders from their higher-ups to not reveal that special capability, as it would undermine sales of the company's more expensive newer models (at the time) that could not perform those translations.

I hope I got all that correct. It's one small fact that really makes me go hmmmmmm.
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