Future-seeking prophet Raven, of That’s So Raven, once said, “If you could gaze into the future, you might think life would be a breeze. Seeing trouble from a distance, but it’s not that easy.” Indeed, it would be lovely to look into the future and seek reassurance that everything was going to turn out alright in the end. (Or, if it wasn’t, to pinpoint where things go wrong and preemptively change them, in the style of Minority Report or Back to the Future.
Well, we’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news is that time travel is real, or at least it will be real, eventually. The bad news is that the future is a weird and crazy place.
A YouTube channel called ApexTV just posted a video by a man from the future (with his name withheld and face blurred, to protect his identity) who claims to have visited even farther into the future: the year 6000, as part of a secret experimental program. (The scientists sent dogs and cats first, and it worked out, so they moved on to humans.)
While it would seem that the Earth doesn’t get eradicated by a nuclear war spurred by strained U.S./North Korea relations, humanity does fall under the control of an emotionless entity of artificial intelligence known only as “They.”
Coming to us in the year 2018 against the wishes of “They,” the time traveller shows off a photograph of “a major city.” He doesn’t say what city it is, “because it would lead to too much influential change on the future,” but he does show off the pic, which is just a blurry photo of a nondescript cityscape. Except that it’s from the year 6000, and the “time travel process” is what made it blurry.
Skeptical? That’s to be expected, as time travel is the stuff of science-fiction, and also how the anonymous time traveler looks like a regular, 21st century dude. He doesn’t give a lot of examples of future technology or medical advances, only that there are a lot of them, and that it would blow our minds. “All he can say right now” is that somebody finds a cure for cancer, so that’s good. Teleportation will also be a thing. And, you know, time travel.
It’s worth noting that this guy, who, if he were telling the truth, would be the most interesting person in existence and should be on every TV screen in the world right now. Instead, he told his tale to ApexTV, a YouTube channel that makes “paranormal and mysterious videos” that claims to be “most well known for our time travel videos.”