"Time traveler" TikToks

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"Time traveler" TikToks is a TikTok trend in which people claim to be from the future and list events that will apparently happen then.

Why They Suck

  1. First of all, it's been scientifically proven that nothing can travel backwards in time (to do so, it would need to travel faster than the speed of light, which Einstein's theory of relativity states is physically impossible), so anyone who claims that they're from the future are just making up stuff to get attention.
  2. Many of the claims made in these TikToks are unbelievably bad:
    • Aery Yormany (@esthetictimewarper on TikTok), who claims to be from 2174, claimed that, among other things, aliens would take over all of the world's governments on May 11, 2023. Seriously.[1]
    • A user named @unicosobreviviente, claiming to be the last person on Earth in 2027, just posted videos of abandoned Spanish towns as "proof" of his claim.[2]
    • A user named @timevoyaging claimed that the "Azawa" species, who live underground, will destroy humanity in 2023.[3] This doesn't make sense because he would've been wiped out with the rest of humanity if it really does happen in the future, and it's extremely unlikely that he can build a time machine in a few months, if at all.
    • A TikToker who goes by @pasttimetravel claimed that on June 28, 2022, a plane would go missing for a month but everyone onboard would claim that it was only three hours.[4] This is called time dilation, and although it's a real thing, the amount of speed required for such a time gap would be way higher than any commercial plane can travel at.
    • A prolific so-called time traveler named Eno Alaric (@radianttimetraveler) has "predicted" a number of events that never happened and/or are absolutely ridiculous:[5]
      • On June 12, 2023, a five-mile-deep trench would've supposedly formed from a 9.5 magnitude earthquake, releasing many species thought to be extinct. Nothing ever happened, and the strongest earthquake in 2023 is still currently a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that happened in Turkey that caused thousands of deaths.
      • On December 3, 2023, a large crystal will supposedly be discovered in the Amazon that has the power to heal injuries. How exactly will a crystal be able to do that?
      • On December 29, 2023, scientists will supposedly find a way to use stem cells to grow organs. While this one sounds reasonable compared to other claims, science isn't progressing fast enough for this to realistically happen in such a small time frame; it likely won't happen for at least a few years.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Some claims can be coincidentally accurate.
    • For example, a user named @timetraveller_2082 claimed that Queen Elizabeth II would die on October 4th, 2022.[6] In reality, she died on September 8th, which is less than a month off.
    • On May 20, 2024, a video was uploaded by a user named @therealisticar claimed that a meme called "Aliens vs. Robots" would happen in June 2024. Fast forward to now, people are now starting to participate in the meme.

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