21 Time Travel Terms Defined By Andy Basiago, Self-Proclaimed Time Traveler

As his Facebook group Project Pegasus passed 17,000 members this morning, Andy Basiago felt motivated to post a glossary of terms related to time travel. Let’s see what he has to say.

UPDATE: Andy Basiago reached out to me and informed me of even more terms. Originally this article only had 18 terms, but now there are 21. See his newer Facebook post listing all the terms.


Chrononaut – Term popularized by US time-space pioneer Andrew D. Basiago to describe a time traveler as distinguished from an astronaut or space traveler.

Chronovised – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the process of being sent to the past or future via immersion in a time-space hologram.

Event Scenario – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe a timeline, also known as a dimension, parallel reality, or quantum environment.

Plasma Confined – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the process of being sent to the past via temporary radioactive plasmatic quantum field effect.

Quantum Environment – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe a timeline, also known as a dimension, parallel reality or event scenario.

Quantum Displacement – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe temporary movement onto an alternate time line. Example: A teleportee teleports from Point A to Point B, stays at Point B for a year, and then teleports back to Point A so as to arrive several minutes after he originally left Point A. The teleportee can be said to have been “quantum displaced” to Point B during the intervening year.

Quantum Sentient – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe those who are keenly perceptive of small shifts in the content of time lines. Example: That the death of a notable individual has been reported in the mainstream media but the individual is later found to be alive, with no later evidence of either the death of the individual being reported or the original report being retracted, thereby producing the so-called “Mandela effect.”

The Chamberlain Effect – Concept developed by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the type of Mandela effect that seems to arise from the percipient of the effect physically shifting into an alternate timeline. Example: One reads of the death of actor Richard Chamberlain in a copy of People magazine but Chamberlain is later found to be alive. In this type of Mandela effect, the encounter with Chamberlain’s obituary in a printed news magazine implies a physical shift of the percipient to another dimension.

The Hockenberry Effect – Concept developed by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the type of Mandela effect that seems to arise from the percipient of the effect detecting information that has permeated his timeline from an adjacent timeline. Example: One hears of the death of reporter John Hockenberry in a broadcast by NPR but Hockenberry is later found to be alive. In this type of Mandela effect, the encounter with Hockenberry’s obituary in a radio broadcast during a lightning storm in a particular city implies a meta-physical shift of the information from another dimension.

Time-place – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe a point in time-space; a coordinate location in the time-space continuum. “Time line, dimension, quantum environment, and parallel reality all mean the same thing — an event scenario taking place at a discrete location in time-space…’”

Semi-Overlappingness – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the discontinuous, partially common nature of discrete dimensions of experience in the Multi-verse. All experiences ostensibly shared by individuals inherently possess “semi-overlappingness” because all individuals are born at different time-places and partake of ostensibly common experiences for temporally inconsistent durations.

VORT [or vort] – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe a craft used to carry commuters traveling via vortal teleportation. Acronym for “Vehicle of recumbent teleportation.”

Vortal Tunnel – Term popularized by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the luminous tunnel in time-space propagated by a Tesla teleporter through which the teleportee travels from one time-place to another.

Portalization – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the transformation of human society via declassification, deployment, and widespread societal adoption of vortal teleportation, making teleports ubiquitous and obviating the distance problem.

Quantigenics – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the effects of time travel on human biology. Example: During the time spent in quantum displacement, the chrononaut ages in the ordinary diurnal way, with ordinary aging accelerated, if at all, by the the effects of the stress of time traveling.

Quantikistics – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the effects of time travel on human society. Example: The advent of widespread societal adoption of Tesla teleportation will allow for the decongestion of cities and the decentralization of human settlement patterns. Human beings will no longer be constrained by distance in their living, working, and playing patterns.

Objectified Open-mindedness – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the epistemological practice of abstaining from precipitous invalidation of an individual’s account of something merely because it runs contrary to one’s own experience or established data, especially in matters involving non-ordinary or multi-dimensional experience. The goal of “objectified open-mindedness” is to not preclude multi-dimensional explanations for discrepant accounts of ostensibly shared experience.

Retro-Causal – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe an event or condition caused via time travel to the past. In retro-causation, an effect precedes its cause in the future. Example: A boy time travels from the future to the past and is photographed there. During the time between the making of the photograph and the making of the trip to the past via time travel, the photograph exists retro-causally.

Proto-Causal – Term invented by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe an event or condition caused via time travel to the future. In proto-causation, a future effect is caused by its own existence in the future. Example: Learning that a certain individual will be elected President in the future, a man forms a campaign committee to help him get elected President. During the time between the creation of the campaign committee and the candidate’s election as President, the candidate’s election as President exists proto-causally.

The Kill Hitler Paradox – Concept developed by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe the paradox in which one cannot go back in time and prevent an event that informs the future attempt to prevent it retrocausally via time travel. Example: One cannot go back in time and kill Hitler before his rise to power to prevent his rise to power unless one has independent and extrinsic means to identify Hitler prior to his rise to power, because only by rising to power did Hitler become a target of assassination to be achieved retrocausually via time travel.

Asymptotic to the event threshold – Concept developed by US chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago to describe mathematically what happens when one goes back in time to try to change or prevent an event upon which the future relies and is unable to do so because an alternate and opposing event already exists as a fixed element in the time-space continuum. Example: The nature of an attempt to kill one’s grandfather so as to prevent one’s birth. This is asymptotic to the event threshold because one exists to make such an attempt retrocausally and therefore cannot succeed during any trip to the past to kill one’s grandfather.

Copyright (C) 2016 by Andrew D. Basiago. All rights reserved.


Andy Basiago will run for president in 2020. His campaign site along with all of his proposals can be found at andy2020.net.

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