SCP-2003 Preferred Option | thaumiel | temporal / time travel scp

SCP-2003 Preferred Option object class thaumiel Item #: SCP-2003 Object Class: Thaumiel Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2003 is
contained at Armed Site-47, a Type 4 Restricted Zone. In accordance with Type 4 protocols, personnel
assigned to SCP-2003 research, security and maintenance must undergo expanded background
check procedures, as well as successfully pass a Hoiberg-Kazawa Causality Questionnaire. Access to SCP-2003 itself is limited to XN-SHEPHERD
project participants with prior approval from the Director of Site-47. All information regarding Determinative Sets,
Elevated Probability Events, Designated Magnifier Individuals and the XN-SHEPHERD program is
classified and accessible only by the Director of Site-47, O5-7, and those personnel read
into SCP-2003 security protocols. Observations of designated indicator data
deviating significantly from Determinative Set XN parameters are to be reported immediately
to the Director of Site-47 and treated as a Level 5 “Existential Threat” Emergency Response
Event. Description: SCP-2003 is an apparatus allowing
a limited degree of travel to and from periods of time in advance of those encountered in
the normal course of space-time as understood by mainstream science. SCP-2003 was designed and built by the Foundation
over a 25-year period using technology derived from research into SCP-████, SCP-███,
and SCP-████. While the technical capabilities and design
specifications of SCP-2003 are well-documented and reproduceable if necessary, the scientific
and anomalous principles behind its functionality are not understood at this time. Upon activation, SCP-2003 is capable of transporting
a living entity contained within its central chamber to a point coterminous with its present
location in physical space but located in a future time period. The amount of time into the future traveled
by the subject is related to the amount of energy input into SCP-2003. An approximate estimate of 3500 kWh in order
to send a subject seven months into the future has been documented; however, this relationship
becomes unpredictable at higher energy levels. Subjects using SCP-2003 will exist in the
time period to which they have traveled for a duration ranging between 15 and 38 weeks
before spontaneously returning to the time period of origination at a point coterminous
with their present location. For safety purposes, a secure location has
been established for operatives to use while waiting for return to their time of origin. Operatives must report subsequent to experiencing
98 days after SCP-2003 activation. While SCP-2003 enables chronological travel
for living subjects, the activation process has proven severely damaging to most types
of animal and plant tissue. The only exception documented to date has
been tissue related to the animal nervous system. As a result, personnel designated for SCP-2003
travel must be prepared accordingly (see additional documentation for details). Testing has shown that under current conditions,
SCP-2003 remains functional and under Foundation control through December of 2348. Addendum 2003-A: General Results of SCP-2003
Research Initial deployment of SCP-2003 began in 1995,
using modified personnel to observe future conditions and events. The purpose of these deployments was to confirm
the nature of travel using SCP-2003, and if possible collect data allowing the Foundation
to better mitigate future anomalous phenomena. The results of these initial exploratory missions
demonstrated several crucial principles for understanding observation of future events: Data collected using SCP-2003 is imprecise. Early exploratory missions yielded copious
amounts of data regarding what appeared to be future events. However, subsequent observation has established
that these observations are not entirely predictive. For instance, while collected data allowed
Foundation assets to prevent a major security breach of SCP-███ at Site-19 in 1997,
a catastrophic earthquake originating off the coast of the Western United States (observed
directly by several field agents using SCP-2003) failed to occur as predicted in 1999. As more data has been collected, meta-analysis
has properly contextualized observations and has assigned a probability of occurrence for
major events in the future. Certain individuals appear to affect causality
disproportionately. As Foundation cataloguing of possible future
events increased following the completion of more exploratory missions, certain events
were deemed to be undesirable for the Foundation’s mission. Early attempts to influence these events met
with mixed success; while manipulation and/or elimination of some individuals achieved mission
goals, other Foundation attempts to influence events failed to alter outcomes at all, even
when several actors deemed to be essential were liquidated. Meta-analysis has determined that in some
cases, the actions (or indeed very existence) of individuals with no discernible relation
to major events, sometimes in regions thousands of kilometers away, have profound and immediate
impacts on these events. Since this discovery, research staff has maintained
a database of these individuals. Few cohesive “futures” are tolerable to the
continued beneficial existence of humanity. While observed conditions exhibit a tendency
towards variation upon each exploratory mission, a number of loosely consistent “timelines”
have been observed, cataloged in Foundation databases as Determinative Sets. Most Determinative Sets consist of a collective
future that either renders Earth unsuitable for human civilization (and in some cases
life in total), or results in conditions directly inimical to the well-being of most of humanity. The reasons for the relative paucity of long-term
survival scenarios, if any exist, are unknown at this time, as is any connection to the
steadily-increasing observation of anomalous phenomena documented across the Foundation. Due to the nature of SCP-2003’s effects on
human anatomy, special preparations must be made in order to properly outfit personnel
for chronological travel in a condition suitable for both survival and ability to carry out
mission objectives. Because of the sensitive nature of tasks necessary
during SCP-2003 missions, D-Class have been deemed unsuitable subjects. Preference for SCP-2003 subject recruitment
is to be given to personnel nearing or past official retirement age. In cases where personnel have been diagnosed
with terminal illness that does not impair neurological or cerebrospinal function, preference
may also be granted. Personnel volunteering for SCP-2003 travel
are to be moved to the Tier VI pay scale for the duration of their assignment; any survivors
are entitled to an Elevated Benefits Package distributed through normal clandestine channels. Prior to outfitting, selected personnel are
to undergo extended sensory deprivation training, concurrent with training in simulated environments
analogous to those experienced by occupants of the XX890-V Life Function and Observation
(LFO) system. During this period, personnel must undergo
a prophylactic course of antidepressants and antipsychotics as overseen by medical staff. Upon completion of training regimens, personnel
are to have all brain tissue, nerves, and associated nervous system structures surgically
removed and transplanted into the XX890-V LFO system. All usable organs are to be harvested afterward
per medical protocols. Current guidelines authorize the XX890-V LFO
system and occupant for four uses of SCP-2003. When not engaged on missions, personnel are
to be kept in an induced coma state, concurrent with research establishing 18 months as the
median time period before communications and feedback from XX890-V LFO occupants become
agitated and incomprehensible. The nature of the XX890-V LFO system is to
remain classified and accessible only to senior personnel. Addendum 2003-C: Overview of XN-SHEPHERD Program MEMORANDUM TO: Armed Site-47 Director ██-███ ████████ FROM: O5-7 RE: DETERMINATIVE SET XN ██-███, Up to this point, all attempts at future intervention
using SCP-2003 have been limited in scope and scattershot in nature. I have seen the wisdom in this approach; it
is informed by painstaking contingency planning and risk/benefit evaluation. The last 18 months of reports, however, have
promise if we are bold enough to seize the initiative. We may have found a way out, here. The price, though. There’s always a price. As you well know. Consider this note an official change in policy. As of today, all efforts at intervention are
now aimed at bringing about and preserving XN. Designated Magnifier Individuals associated
with XN are to be protected from undue interference at the expense of all other priorities. In particular, Nuru Diagne must be allowed
to die in the manner most observations have predicted for her. If anything at all changes in that regard,
make it happen. I trust that you’re familiar enough with the
rest of the Determinative Sets to understand why we’re going this way. One more thing: All communications, and I
mean all, with anyone outside of Site-47 are to be cleared and routed through my office. – █████ Addendum 2003-D: Listing of Known Determinative
Sets Preferred Option: Designation Description Notes
XN Currently documented reality. Society continues along established Foundation
projections regarding economic trends, environmental factors, and social upheaval. Anomalous activity continues to manifest mostly
consistent with present rates. Consensus reality maintained successfully
until 83345 Moore, a previously untracked asteroid 22 km in diameter, collides with
Earth in January of 2349, killing most of humanity immediately and rendering the planet
unsuitable for sustained human existence. See Addendum 2003-C Other Documented Determinative Sets: XB Development of society continues in manner
similar to XN until April 23, 2017, when a gamma-ray burst originating from the vicinity
of HD 188753 directly strikes Earth. The burst lasts 2 minutes and 38 seconds and
kills all known forms of life. Researcher ███, directly observing this
scenario at the time of the gamma-ray burst, was the only known living being to survive
the event, and was able to continue collecting data until his return 52 days later. Study of use of XX890-V LFO system for high-radiation
environments pending. XE The election of Sir William Entwistle as
Prime Minister of New Zealand in 2049, combined with the birth of an unnamed infant boy in
Ahal Province, Turkmenistan on the same day, lead to an escalating chain of events culminating
in a society-destroying nuclear exchange between the nations of Israel and Greater Indonesia
in 2058. All Foundation attempts to interfere with
either individual merely result in the date of the nuclear exchange occurring sooner. In all permutations of this set, widespread
public knowledge of the Foundation occurs precisely 86 days before the detonation of
nuclear weapons. XH Between the years 2023 and 2034, world
governments approach global affairs at a radically increased level of cooperation due to the
onset of a highly virulent influenza epidemic that kills approximately 1.4 billion worldwide. Throughout the 2040s and 2050s, many longstanding
ethnic conflicts are resolved through the intervention of multilateral organizations,
endemic poverty and hunger in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent
is substantially decreased, and large-scale projects mitigating sea level rise are completed
throughout coastal regions. On July 29, 2059, the entire population of
Earth spontaneously vanishes along with all known animal life, with no observed return
within observational range. N/A
XJ An entity later confirmed to be an exact duplicate of Dr. Masako Koizumi, one of the
original researchers responsible for SCP-███ prior to its containment, appears within an
inner security perimeter at Armed Site-47 on April 1, 2011. The entity requests that Dr. Koizumi’s scheduled
euthanization elsewhere within the facility be cancelled immediately. As SCP-███ was not functional at the
time of established containment, the means by which the entity is able to make this request
are unknown, and presumed to occur in the future. However, due to the establishment of K-Failsafe
Protocol Twelve, the request is impossible for Foundation personnel to comply with, resulting
in an Alpha-8 type temporal paradox. This series of events repeats for an uncountable
number of instances, resulting in the eventual collapse of spacetime as understood by humanity. This scenario was ultimately averted by staff
sedating the duplicate of Dr. Koizumi, placing it into an XX890V-LFO platform, and transporting
it in SCP-2003 using all available energy. Temporal complications from this action are
unknown, but presumably do not materialize prior to 2349. XO Anomalous phenomena begins increasing in
frequency by orders of magnitude beginning in 2037. The Foundation comprehensively loses capabilities
to protect consensus reality by 2039 and world civilization undergoes a period of chaos and
upheaval. Millions die in spontaneous riots and mass
suicides become commonplace throughout the world. Numerous messianic religious movements quickly
form and contribute greatly to civil conflict and internecine warfare. By the mid-2040s, several sects and remnants
of national governments successfully weaponize various anomalous phenomenon, and humanity
is wiped out by 2048, with the exception of a small group of survivors sheltering in the
remnants of Site-104. All contact with this group is lost upon their
discovery of Wing K of Site-104. Due to the open nature of anomalous phenomena
in this scenario, data collected is the most comprehensive of any Determinative Set, as
Agent ██████ is able to work openly and unimpeded. XR The population of Homo ignotus, long estimated
by Foundation operatives to be approximately 500 individuals, increases overnight to approximately
8 million individuals in 2015. A short, violent struggle ensues between the
combined forces of the Foundation and H. ignotus, with all means of resistance to the newly
ascendent H. ignotus population systematically destroyed within three days. Humanity is then ████████████████████████████████████████. Researchers
currently have divergent theories as to whether this Determinative Set is predictive of the
intentions of the known H. ignotus population, with current theories of “██████████████” and
“████████████████████████████” being supported the most. [DATA EXPUNGED]
XS Determinative Set XS proceeds in a manner similar to XN until an indeterminate date
in 2019 when Armed Site-47 and all knowledge of SCP-2003 is apparently lost to the Foundation. Researcher ███████ is detained
by the XS version of the Foundation during an observational mission in 2022 and held
as an SCP classified phenomenon until her return. Researcher ███████ is detained
by XS Foundation personnel at point of entry upon commencement of her next observational
mission, and returns with no retrievable data and portions of her brain tissue removed. No further information on Determinative Set
XU On February 17, 2026, contrary to all astronomical models and understanding of both classical
and quantum mechanics, the Sun suddenly collapses into a black hole despite not meeting commonly
understood mass thresholds for triggering such an event. Despite the almost immediate cooling of Earth
and all other planets in the Solar System to approximately -270 degrees Celsius and
the elimination of all other forms of life, humans are unable to die, maintaining consciousness
despite the lack of continuing biological functions and almost total cessation of molecular
movement. This Determinative Set is a subset of previously
designated Set XT. XT was a future in which a single totalitarian
regime had assumed control over the planet and targeted various “subversive” organizations
for elimination, focusing on Foundation personnel in particular. Foundation researchers attempted to avert
this scenario by sending three identified individuals from South Korea into orbit on
the International Space Station. XU resulted. XW Beings strongly resembling human-sized,
animate versions of SCP-███ manifest in most major population centers on August
13, 2019. Rather than causing alarm, these beings quickly
become accepted by humanity after offering major advances in medical science, energy
production, crop cultivation, and the arts. By the close of 2022, thousands of people
willingly join an experimental program to combine the consciousness of multitudes of
humans into a singular entity. In 2024, a fully mature human believed to
possess a mind composed of the transferred consciousness of approximately 134,000 people
is created by these beings. This human is then confined to a cell, left
with only automatically-dispensed supplies of food and water, and sealed off from all
outside contact. All other humans are systematically exterminated
by the end of 2024. The last two personnel sent to observe Determinative
Set XW (Agent █████████ and Researcher ██) failed to return to time
of origin, and are listed MIA at this time. XX An undiscovered protist unidentified in
the observed timeline (designated Nephroisospora araneae by Foundation researchers) undergoes
a geometric increase in population due to what is presumed to be a recently-developed
adaptation allowing it to survive in almost all aqueous environments. N. araneae proves adept at moving into and
surviving in human nervous tissue, initiating a disorder similar to toxoplasmosis that causes
humans to develop monomaniacal fondness for Phoneutria nigriventer (Brazilian wandering
spider). By 2028, almost 85% of the human population
has been infected, and most of society’s resources are reordered towards the preservation and
breeding of P. nigriventer. Uninfected individuals are detained and in
most cases interred in P. nigriventer breeding facilities in an attempt to provide additional
food sources for the specimens. Due to the singular worldwide focus on production
and maintenance of spider populations, crop failures and infrastructure degradation become
systemic, and global famine results in the death of approximately 6 billion persons in
the 2030s. Research is ongoing into possible anomalous
causes behind the increased prevalence of N. araneae and/or the nature of its function
as a pathogen. XZ Earth has been completely depopulated. Large facilities have been constructed in
the center of all sites of former major cities capable of enabling instantaneous travel over
an immense distance to a point determined by post-observation analysis to be somewhere
in the vicinity of the Hydra Supercluster. Subsequent observers were authorized to enter
these facilities, and were apparently transported to an Earth-analogous biome planet with a
functioning human civilization. In each case, observers transported to this
location were immediately detected by residents of this planet. While residents chose to forgo any communication
with observers, each observer was subsequently escorted through selected locations of the
society encountered on this planet, encompassing large public works projects, monuments, museums,
and other culturally significant locations. The human civilization encountered in the
Hydra Supercluster is apparently advanced by modern standards, and lacking in many of
the most commonly identified factors negatively affecting extant societies. This civilization has persisted past the range
of observation thus far, indicating ongoing survival. Further investigation authorized under XN
SHEPHERD. Re-evaluation of preferred option pending.

86 thoughts on “SCP-2003 Preferred Option | thaumiel | temporal / time travel scp

  1. This SCP reading was brought to you by a generous Patreon Supporter! To learn more visit my Patreon page!

  2. playing around with Trans temporal travel with no foreknowledge of where your going besides a date. That's not very smart

  3. Very nice to see a thaumiel scp once in a while.Im pretty sure other than god's anvil and that one living jail scp that had to do with The big foot scp, this is the only other thaumiel scp u have read.Would love to see more.

  4. Pin this comment and it'll make my month! and surgery wounds heal faster! ill heal, you make great videos I can watch lol! thanks bro.

  5. Eastside show SCP -as always, another epic fascinated with SCP stories,thanks to your hard work.joined patreon to help out.

  6. so basically this scp are a time machine that can go to some event that in the future?

  7. eastside, you should read the featured tale on the wiki, "Funerals are Fun" you should also read SCP-REDD, Capone, and SCP-429. Also, what do you think, if Mr Redd (the 14th Little Mister) was an SCP, would he be Keter or Thaumiel?

  8. That one with the Sun going out but every one can't die they just stay on the ground in the dark looking at a giant black hole and some stars forever WTF no thanks I'd rather take the Anomaly War or that civil war thanks.

  9. at 7:40 that's an acual robot made by a company that makes various robots using various forms of locomotive travel,such as how a deer,dog,or cheetah run. some of their robots run upwards of 60 MPh without falling over and can do so on uneven terrain,you can look up their proto types on YouTube it's fascinating really

  10. Thanks for your videos. Request: Please correct your pronunciation of words like causal and existential in future videos.

  11. what are the homo somethings the first ones mentioned. the ones that started at 500 and then became millions. does anyone know?

  12. …what's the point of being on an elevated pay-scale if you don't have a human body anymore and you're always in a coma?

  13. Darn, number 2003 is already taken. Was going to use that to mark a time reference. I'm trying to plan out a story to submit that takes place near the end of the second Iraq war.

  14. Why would you use a time machine to go to the future and learn when you would lose that time machine, instead of using that information to prevent its loss?

  15. Wow. This SCP is the most mind-bending of all SCP artifacts. I first thought of Frank Herbert's contemplations regarding the manipulation of the future by actions informed by prophecy (see "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune"). Then, the number of possible futures revolving around SCP artifacts led me to wonder about the causative factors involving those artifacts.

    Much jargon was tossed out in this narrative. Some, I suppose, was invented for this narrative. Some may be known to SCP aficionados. Most was confusing to me.

  16. im not sure what the differences are between thaumiel and keter and is it more or less dangerous or maybe it means something completely different could someone elaborate.

  17. I don’t know if someone already said it but it’s pronounced “anna la gus” not “anna guh lus” for analogous. I love your reading and am sorry to nitpick, it’s just something I’ve noticed over a few readings.

  18. Ok what the hell is Homo Ignotus? It's mentioned every now and then and i cant seem to find it. Is it something that was purged? is it intentionally left unknown?

    Pun somewhat intended

  19. Aren't All Sites Are Supposed To be [REDACTED] Or Some Things Of This SCP… Because it's Thaumiel.
    You Could Make it Like "Site-██" Or Like "SCP is very Dangerous, Dr. ██████."

  20. I read the SCP 001 proposal and all the linked tales that have to do with XZ. I must say they are very well written and great stories but are also very confusing and hard to follow especially the last 2 lol.

  21. Anyone else get upset when time travelers don't end up dead in space while they are looking in horror at the earth thousands kilometers away…

  22. yeah, this one needs to be shut down, all they are doing is causing rifts in reality none of which i'm fairly certain wouldn't have been caused had they not messed with the fabric of time. i really hate time story, they themselves are a paradox that wouldn't allow them to exist in the first place.

  23. time travel is dumb…if you could actually travel to a future that hasn't already happened then that means that all life is pre determined…like a very long film….and if everything is already pre determined then theres no point in traveling to the future since by definition being able to travel to the future means events are already pre determined and if theyre already pre determined it is unavoidable and even your little visit to said future was already pre determined and meant to happen to begin with…hence why time travel is utter idiocy…because the concept of time itself is nonexistent….time is merely a human construct a system by which to measure earths rotation on a daily basis and around the sun….so you cannot go backwards or forward in something that simply does not exist…in a unit of measurement….you can alter biology,manipulate physics,replicate worlds and build entirely identical or vastly different planets and galaxies from scratch…but you cannot travel through or manipulate something that does not exist…if youre traveling into the "future"…youre merely traveling into a lucid probability and if youre traveling into the past youre merely exploring a memory….theres no such thing as destiny and nothing is pre determined everything that IS has multiple variables as a future and no absolutes

  24. back of moon? it's those droppy high cranes in thumb nail? 3 written in..Contact but disfigured and as always lot simpler than let on? doing 3 F? location location. and the olden..gods want this over
    image the EMPTY time, just waiting, the Dr is a dances with masks, dump asses don't underztand.these guys are real
    ..and.what moon 1, 2, 4 , 6?

  25. laugh at ghost such thing! after this..verifixation of decades of work…walking down street, at stop sign..makes me dizzy looking at people so OUT of step, surrounded by soccer mommy' isn't safe, it's there hyways, ground is bubbling up with gobblins..spider nests galore in trees. with no confinments but personal shields!

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