Predictions made by John Titor, a “time traveler” from 2036 who appeared briefly on the Internet in 2000 and 2001:
- The United States will go to war with Iraq over claims that the latter has nuclear weapons, and these claims will later prove false.
- Civil unrest will follow the presidential election of 2004, escalating into civil war in 2005.
- The war will pit cities against rural areas, with the government controlling the cities.
- When the old system cannot be restored, a new president will take power in 2009.
- As American support for Israel wavers, a nuclear war will occur in the Middle East.
- China will take over Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.
- In 2015 there will be a global nuclear war among United States, China, Europe, and Russia. Nearly 3 billion people will die.
“Perhaps I should let you all in on a little secret,” he wrote. “No one likes you in the future. This time period is looked at as being full of lazy, self-centered, civically ignorant sheep. Perhaps you should be less concerned about me and more concerned about that.”
On the other hand, he also claimed that Y2K would lead to martial law and that “Russia is covered in nuclear snow from their collapsed reactors.” So, maybe not.