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Friday, May 26, 2006

How do you calculate percent divergence in timelines?


John Titor talked about there being a 2.5% divergence between his worldline and our. What was he talking about?

He referred to a cumulative total of differences that existed using a variable gravity lock. He said that in our worldline certain books were not written that were on his line and that the "wrong" team won a sporting event.

Well, I wish I had a formula to give you. Basically, I survey my surroundings in astral time travel and try to find out how close the timeline is to mine.

The process is to look at landmarks which I divide into two groups

A. Monuments - like a statue of George Washington

B. PointStars - A highway sign

If I see at George Washington High School instead of a statue of George Washington, a statue of Adolph Hitler and the school sign says "Hitler High" I know I am in the wrong timeline. That is why I look for landmarks to see how close the timeline is to mine.


1% Almost no difference, maybe the price of gas is a penny higher.

5% Minor differences, minor actors differnt in a movie, some new building in the wrong place.

10% Moderate differences, major actors different in a movie, plot is similar. Many stores in wrong place.

20% Major differneces, people talk funny, store names & street names different, not in same place, clothes different

40% Huge difference, language totally diffent - looks like Chinese, things look odd, people dress weird

60% Very huge difference, no people, islands in diffent place

From the information I have received, at one time there was only one timeline, but experiemnts like the Montauk Project cause it to fracture into many time streams. The main timeline was further split into many small tributaries. The earlier a bifurcation occurs the greater the percent divergence of a the two timelines.

For example, if the split occured in the 40's one line might have Germany as the winner, the other the US. However if the spit occurred in the 70's one line might have a democratic unified Vietnam, while the other (ours) has a communist Vietnam.

In a timeline where Germany wins old building preWWII still stand, but new buildings are built in different places and look different. Clothe styles are more conservative, and no teenages with tattooes are walking the streets.

Also, obvious differences are the elimination of certain non aryan ethnic groups.


Perhaps, we can create a way to assign percentage by looking at the number of differences in a timeline. We need a benchmark to assign a difference score.

In low percent divergence timelines typically I see the following a lot.

Neighbor has a different car, his house is a different color. President is different, for example you see posters that say "GORE IN 2004".