It’s been an exciting few months in the world of physics. Between faster-than-light neutrinos and a possible glimpse of the Higgs Boson, data coming out of CERN has many wondering where the future of science will take us.
And as the potentially historic conference in Geneva approaches, I can’t help but remember what the alleged temporal forum poster John Titor said about CERN and the ultimate discovery of time travel.
His most curious statement, given what we’re witnessing today:
The major physics breakthrough for controlled gravity distortion does happen at CERN in your future.
I don’t much believe in John Titor’s story. Was he was a time traveler from the year 2036 who just so happened to join a handful of online communities from 2000 to 2001, then pop off back to the future? Probably not. But it’s slices of his story like this, the aspects grounded in reality, that make his narrative, like any good urban legend, a compelling one.
Can neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light? Will we find the Higgs Boson? Is time travel possible?
We shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves; thus far we’ve seen only hints of potential discoveries, nothing definitive. Regardless, perhaps we’re experiencing a foreshadowing of things to come.
Perhaps this is only the beginning.