"The end of time. I thought about that and wondered what on Earth that could mean", he said back then, "but if time travel is discovered, that would be the end of time as we know it, certainly the end, as the Mayans would think of it because Man would no longer be locked into the relentless, moving forward that has always been".
Marshall pointed out that Dr. Ronald Mallett had a design for a time machine and at that time only needed $250,000 to build it, He also pointed out that his own technology, STDTS, which he had already shown to be able to produce an effect that can warp space, could theoretically be applied in such a way that it could warp space in a circle, much the same way that Mallett's design was supposed to, but using different physics. "So, it could be", Marshall concluded, "that by the end of the Mayan calendar, either Ronald Mallett or I could invent time travel and thus create the end of time as we've known it." (copy and paste the following link to see an archived version of the event promo - web.archive.org/
Flash forward to today and Ronald Mallett is facing certain defeat at the hands of Marshall in a race to build the first time machine http://www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com . The race is the result of Mallett turning down Marshall's offer to join his effort since Mallett had made little progress with his own. According to sources close to the situation, Mallett doesn't need $250,000 anymore - he needs $300,000 and ten more years before he'll be ready to test his idea, while Marshall Barnes has a functioning device - the Verdrehung Fan(TM), which can be shown to warp space now using his STDTS technology, and he is on the cusp of fulfilling the 1st stage requirement to have a fully functioning time machine. There are only two stages - first, the proof of warping space, which he has already done but wants to go a step beyond with a more severe effect. The second stage is to see particles, signals or even larger objects, disappearing into closed time like curves which the machine would generate. Once the first stage is met, it is just a matter of increasing the power to meet the second stage. In other words, once the first stage requirement has been accomplished, the second is just a formality. The first stage is the most important.
Marshall will be doing tests this evening to see if he can meet fully the first stage requirement. If he does, and the apocalypse of earthquakes, asteroids, and pole shifts of the Earth does not occur on the 21st, as many have predicted, the alternate interpretation of the end of time, can be viewed as having been fulfilled by Marshall Barnes.
"We'll wait until the 22nd of May before we make that announcement, but only after I can announce on the 20th that I've been successful with the next level of testing", Marshall commented. "If I'm not, it only means that I don't have enough amplification yet to complete the first stage, but somehow, I think that I just might".