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- noun (noun) A time-traveller.
It seems that two government employees and self-professed time-travelers — er, ‘chrononauts’ — Andrew D. Basiago and William Stillings have come forth and named President Obama as one of their own, along with the current head of DARPA, Regina Dugan.
But every technique so far conjectured for manipulating time requires at least one, shall we say, outré condition — such as the harnessing of a black hole, which risks engulfing the earth and crushing it into oblivion; or the accelerating of a wormhole to near light speed, which could consume nearly all the energy in the universe; or the encasing of our would-be chrononaut in a sort of minivan with the space–time-bending density of Jupiter, which is just crazy talk.
Timecrimes is a sort-of slasher movie disguised as a chrononaut tale.
'Chrononaut' comes from the Greek 'khronos,' time, plus 'naus,' ship.