As if the past two years haven't been frightening enough, a TikTok time traveler has emerged to put a whole new twist on doom scrolling.
While most of us are searching our FYP for helpful TikTok beauty hacks or popular TikTok exercise tips, user @unicosobreviviente is graciously providing us a glimpse into the future...and it's quite bleak, to say the least.
The TikToker allegedly named Javier, who claims he is from 2027, is showing his nearly seven million followers an empty world. From stadiums to city streets, Javier's videos capture a completely deserted universe.
Although there is no evidence as to what happened to mankind or why @unicosobreviviente ("lone survivor") has been the lucky chosen one, the content is certainly eerie. How could things get this bad only six—almost five—years into the future? If Javier is telling us the truth, we'll take those relaxation techniques now!
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The TikTok time traveler's videos
Take a look at some of the footage: city streets are empty. Hotel rooms are untouched. City skylines look frozen in time. Clearly a master videographer, Javier knows how to make this "empty" planet look pretty frightening.
Responder a @diegogr01_♬ sonido original - Javier
Responder a @fcbarcelona♬ [Suspense] thrilling and tense music(813253) - Meat Pie 25
While some TikTokers can't figure out Javier's tricks, others are offering up solutions to his shenanigans. People are taking to the comments section of each video to ask questions about the particular situation he's captured. Perhaps the most frequently asked question "Why not livestream?" is the most telling of them all!
The TikTok time traveler's slip ups
Notice Javier taking a sip of beer on an empty rooftop bar? Spookyyy! Isn't it kind of odd that the restaurant's scanning code—a germ-free way to peruse the menu in the time of COVID—is still fastened to the table?
Responder a @josegu01♬ STAY - The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber
Don't you find it kind of strange that there is still electricity in these public transportation stations? Although, I am willing to bet that when the world population mysteriously vanishes, somehow the F train in New York City will still be delayed.
Responder a @memide.23♬ sonido original - Javier
Care to read us an expiration date on one of those bottles, Javier? Let us see 'em.
🙏🏻 @J Balvin 🙏🏻♬ In Da Getto - J. Balvin & Skrillex
Since transportation might not necessarily be the easiest thing in the world once the entire population is gone, how exactly is Javier getting to all of these locations? He must have a comfortable pair of shoes.
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Another flaw? Javier is not the only one to participate in the trend.
TikTok user @aesthetictimewarper, who has now deleted his or her account, used to share "footage" from 2714 (very specific) that insisted aliens would take over Earth following a massive meteor shower. (Not unlike Unidentified with Demi Lovato—just kidding!)
At the very least, it's good to know that TikTok is still holding up 693 years into the future. Anyone else curious what types of trends the extraterrestrials have up their sleeve?
If anyone else from the future cares to reach out to us via TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and so on, could you tell us how the 2024 US election unfolds? Thanks!
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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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