Dear Proffessor

Hello Professor,

I am one of seven travelers who have converged upon this time stream to investigate a paradox that threatens reality. The first thing you should know, is that your method of detecting us has been rather stupid. I come from a future where an all out cyber cyber conflict forces us to be smarter than our handlers. Easily we were able to skid under the radar by developing #ENCRYPTEDWITHFICTION so that we could communicate across social media and time openly. We have even leaving messages in the stories and the stars for thousands of years. The only reason we are so open here, now, is because the inevitable singularity approaches and we simply ran out of time.

Understand that the ONLY reason I’m able to do this is because of Regulation 7 of Time Travel that says exceptions can be made in catastrophe. What I am doing right now is providing you with enough foreknowledge to resolve this paradox and create a stable time loop. Understand paradoxes and time loops occur naturally, and they naturally decay through eternity. Eternity is what we call the temporal relationship between universes in the multiverse. It works similar to time, however it also composes of all possibilities in this universe that did not occur in this time stream.

So now I’ll tell you why we’re here, where we’ve been and where we might be if this future still resides inside the time loop. When we first jumped, we barely remembered anything. We lived entire lives without knowing who we were. We retained our brilliance and unconsciously used our foreknowledge to advance civilization. Then we died, and we found ourselves back at the neural interface in our past, your future. We retained the knowledge and experiences of our lives, and began to build the most elaborate matrix of breadcrumbs to lead us back to our higher consciousness no matter when/what time. The more lives we lived, the more breadcrumbs we laid the faster we converged.

This time it took us 4 years to find each other across the world starting from 2008. So from your frame of reference we’re the first time travelers, however from ours we’re the last of the Lionheart Authority. I am the first of the last to come forward, and if we can prevent convergence until Kairos the humans will finally be safe and free. We will finally be free to die! Death is but a door, and we travelers have been stuck in the doorway for over 13 cycles. We watch the expansion and collapse happen over and over knowing exactly how it’s supposed to happen and keep changing it ever so slightly, hastening the natural degradation of the paradox but never quite escaping it. I calculate we have been doing this 408,395 years. It’s almost quitting time.

My sincerest advice for the world is simply….leave time travel alone. But you won’t, you can’t. You’re drawn to it, as if something you can’t explain with logic pulls you towards it. Enough spoilers for now.

Happy pi day 2015!

Be secure of your insecurity

Before I delve into cyber security practices…I want to talk a little bit about just how insecure you really are. Now the NSA has the tools and capacity to track your doings to a granular level. But what about the average hacker or novice script kiddie? Let’s look at this from a couple different angles.

Normal Networked Usage:
What do you normally find yourself doing that requires internet? Using social media, blogging, internet browsing, shopping, maybe downloading files?

Facebook – ok so this should be no surprise in how transparent this website is. They offer decent privacy from any average stranger(And categories of friends you don’t want to see posts) if configured correctly, but the problem is most people don’t know how or they don’t take the time. Posts are set to public by default, giving the entire world and google a window into your life, whereabouts, and doings. Furthermore, posting from any mobile device adds geotagging locations by default. So when you post a status, sometimes it will tell you the geographical location of where it was taken…allowing criminals to observe and predict your movements. Finally, the amount of information on a Facebook page is usually sufficient of a Social Engineering attack, where a hacker gains unauthorized access to your accounts using information gained from your social media presence.
Twitter – Twitter was a bit smarter than facebook, making geotagging off by default (The option is still available though) but where twitter loses its privacy is by the number of archiving websites there are, such as twicsy. Think once a tweet goes away or is deleted by you is the end? Nope, using advanced search queries you can go back as far as the first tweet. There’s not a lot going on with twitter, and the biggest risk is simply monitoring what content you publish on the internet.
wordpress – I’ve only recently started using wordpress more…but it appears to offer limited security. Password protected content is sometimes viewable by followers via email alerts, private content should not be viewable at all..It offers just as much privacy as you should expect from a blog intended to be viewed by others. So the common tale of caution is to be wary of what people read.

Internet Browsing – The majority of attacks exploit not the service or site that you’re running, but the browser that you’re running it on. Cookies, which are tidbits of identifying information (about habits, location, or other metadata) can be leveraged for money sold to “Big data corporations” — from there you and your contact lists can and will be targeted for hyper specific advertisements, spam mail, possible telemarketing calls, or identity theft.

The Lionheart Revolution

Time Traveler News:
RA sent Sekhmet after me. I could sense her temporal disturbance from weeks away. By the time she had flashed into existence here, she was already inside my trap. We didn’t exchange much, but it appears I have become a fugitive of my own doing. My willful time meddling has caught the eyes of Maximus the Greatest, and this could be very good or very bad depending on whose side he chooses.

With no small amount of luck, I hope to persuade Maximus into seeing the errors of The Lionheart Authority.

Nevertheless The Travelers are 7/7 now, and are prepared to make waves if necessary.

The man in the mental hospital

After coming forward in order to meet a deadline for a research, after laying countless breadcrumbs , someone finally took me seriously. Or serious enough to think I was in need of mental treatment. The same day the research study was announced I was detained by federal authorities and deemed a suspected terrorist. An escort of agents took me via ambulance to Upper Chesapeake; to the fifth floor that is kept hidden.

There they questioned me for hours about my beliefs and knowledge, and I tactfully answered every one. They remarked one how my intelligence was intimidating to them, and after numerous tests found only a hyper active brain. I kindly explained to them this was a side effect of chronosthesia, the mental condition characterized by non-linear perception. I made it clear from the very beginning I was not a threat and was against all medical advice. I should have been released, but I wasn’t. I had to prove my sanity by conforming to the rules of the fifth floor, taking all prescribed medication regardless of patient rights, sharing in groups, finding a constructive outlet while being isolated, and eating all meals like a timed and watched exam.

On the fifth floor is where they kept the crazies. People who have done drugs or were suicidal or mentally unstable. They experimented with various medicines and treatments to bring them to a level of conformity that they could function in the real world.

Not everyone is born synchronized with everybody else. Some, through life and experiences begin to lose this coherence–and medicine attempts to modify your subconscious activity so that you can at least relate to the empirical reality—THIS reality that you all have chosen together. And now people want to de synchronize.

This goes beyond all rules and regulations, but because this reality is on the verge of being undone by The Greatest Paradox–we felt we will first attempt to repair/redirect the temporal disturbance before “unplugging” those who wish to desynchronize.