New York – The MIT Future Labs consortium is claiming responsibility for what is being described as a “lapse in time continuity” that is thought to have occurred sometime in mid May, according to affidavits released today. The consortium, which was scheduled to make a major announcement regarding new and unprecedented technology on June 17th, abruptly cancelled the event without explanation. It is rumored that the team of world-class scientists had developed a 4D printer, technology similar to the burgeoning 3D technology commercially available today. In the complaint filed on behalf of Time Printing Inc., lawyers argue that images and descriptions matching an advanced piece of modern technology have surfaced in documentation regarding the 1964 New York City World’s Fair.
“There is evidence that a device about the size of a refrigerator, clearly modern in design and material, is featured in a number of articles and images from the 1964 World’s Fair, touting it as technology from the future,” said Mark Roenthal a World’s Fair historian, who noticed changes to some images in his personal collection of World’s Fair materials. MIT issued a brief statement that, “At this time we have appeared to accidentally have breached the space-time continuum with a device that was created to print 3D objects quickly. We believe we underestimated our genius and accidentally invented time travel.”
The actions of the 4D printer are not thought to have had an impact on history, however leading time scientist Doc Brown excitedly stated, “the event could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.”