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This YouTube time traveler says he’s a cyborg from 2050—and he wants you to buy merch

He’s serious.


Josh Katzowitz


A man named Orrin who said he’s a cyborg from the future already made his claim on a recent episode of the Dr. Phil show. Dr. Phil showed he was a skeptic, but now Orrin has received a second chance to explain himself on the YouTube time travel channel ApexTV.

Hardly any commenters on the channel are buying his story either. In fact, they’re mostly laughing at him.

According to his interview with ApexTV—the YouTube channel that mostly features so-called time travelers making predictions about the future—Orrin said he’s a “collective conscience and cyborg sent by a higher civilization to warn humans of the incoming apocalypse.” Humans, he said, “are writing their own destruction with disease, famine, environmental disaster, and technological singularity.”

Orrin said he used to be a “normal” person but that “we have taken over his body and are speaking through him to you,” thanks to an implanted chip in his head.

In 2050, Orrin said the rivers are poisoned with mercury and that humans are enslaved by artificial intelligence. Asked by ApexTV if there’s such a thing as the Matrix, like the movie, Orrin confirmed it was true, saying “we are being kept down by ‘the corporation.’ They’re lying to us through marketing schemes and propaganda to get us to hate ourselves, to hate our brethren, to divide us based on gender, race, sexuality, identity, and preference. We’re being divided through our individuality. … This is all a simulation.”

Orrin—who said he doesn’t feel the need to prove any of his claims or that he’s actually a cyborg time traveler—then called for a revolution to change the institution and framework to value the greater good and the environment.

He also plugged his website where you can buy merchandise and his Instagram account, where you can find content like this.


Though some ApexTV viewers tend to believe the supposed time travelers that show up on the channel, most of the commenters on Orrin’s video are simply laughing at him.

“If he’s warning about environmental disaster, than (sic) why does he have 2 plastic bottles in the back ground?” wrote one.

Wrote another: “The first cyborg that I’ve seen trip over his words. Must be a glitch in his operating matrix.”

Said another: “It’s refreshing to know that ‘The Matrix’ movie is still common knowledge in 2050. Great flick. Great frickin’ flick!”

But people really enjoyed it when Orrin transformed himself into a cyborg salesman.

 “Was almost believable till the mech pitch at the end….LOL,” wrote one.

Commented another: “He’s got merchandise because he’s a broke cyborg.”

And another: “And I’ve come to save you from a great disaster by the way I have tshirts for sale.”

Maybe Orrin is right and maybe the apocalypse is coming in the next 30 years. If that’s the case, who really cares if you spend $50 on an Orrin hoodie. That way, when the robots are enslaving you, at least you’ll be warm.


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