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Can Physicists Find Time Travelers on Facebook?

Can Physicists Find Time Travelers on Facebook? Two researchers just completed what was perhaps the most comprehensive search for people from the future so far.

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Twitter and Facebook have been asked to save journalism and overthrow autocrats. Now, two physicists have proposed an application even more ambitious: Can social media find time travelers?

Robert Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson, two researchers at Michigan Technological University, thought they might. In a study released online last week, the two scoured Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a few other websites to find “prescient information”—that is, tweets and statuses about current events posted before the events became current. The only way someone could write such a post, they reasoned, is if they were visiting… from the future.  Read more….

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/can-physicists-find-time-travelers-on-facebook/282718/