So, the invention of a time machine by Warner and Bonomi, with teleportation booths placed here and there to avail relocation of a person using such a thing...and pretty much based - as the article states - on papyri from the Valley of the Kings. Let's go with this for a bit.
The papyri are not original but would have to be copies of knowledge set down long before they were buried in the valley; copies of pertinent info that were retranslated into the rites and rituals used in processing the spiritual parts of the recently departed. If such transportation devices and instructions were in existence, then the machinations of how they are constructed and how they work would not necessarily be properly understood by the AEs, hence becoming rites and rituals that mimicked what the machinations did: send someone/thing somewhere else. Certainly that was the intention of what the high priests and the next Pharaoh did: send the dead Pharaoh somewhere else. Well...for them and us, it was to reside with Amun-Ra on the never ending journey through the cosmos.
But then we have some info in the article:
"In 1853 Samuel Warner ‘died under mysterious circumstances’ and he was supposedly buried in Brompton Cemetery. However, some records show no corpse was ever recovered and Samuel’s grave is unmarked. His death seems to be shrouded in mystery and so does his final resting place."
Could this little bit of info be the foundation for his time machine? Yes, he might very well have died under mysterious circumstances, but death can be momentary or illusionary due to some substance being involved, or dead for but a few hours as has been attested as occurring to many folk around the world. He may have orchestrated a wonderful trick.
Hmmm...but then we have Tesla and his inventions, and not all of them revealed to the public, such was the US government's snatching of all his hotel room's contents. Tesla was proud to say that he didn't discover something new but rediscovered things that were ancient, and sifting through his inventions, patents and speeches, one can come to the conclusion that time travel may have been a part of something he was striving for, or had nearly developed.
As the topic is 'hacking the matrix' with a great undertone of time-travel, then how about we assume the AEs did not invent it - if it exists - but either reinvented it or were given it or actually brought it with them in creating the foundations for Ancient Egypt. No matter which way we look at this then, how about it does exist and it is used by those whom have been around for a very long time. If so, then the real question - which I am sure has been postulated on by all manner of people and conspiracy theories - is:
What historical moments show matter-of-factly that interference by more intelligent people occurred? And how often have they interfered until they either realized interfering was useless, or actually got their interference right?
Time travel...would you live the same day over and over again until it turned out to be the most perfect day ever able to occur?
Or would you go as far into the future as possible and record all the processes developed, bring the knowledge back, and spread it around so that everyone existing now could do so with no poverty, disease, wars, disasters, better energy production, better food production, and transportation devices that allow us to live not just in space or on other planets but in other galaxies?
That's the problem with hacking the matrix...its actual benefits are next to zero in results. Its benefits are in the dreams and ideas we get that take us forward in evolution, in refining and re-tuning what we already have, and giving us hope that we will wake up again tomorrow to at least live another day.
But yeah...my mind still wonders: Is time travel possible? Not just now but in the past...