Oh Yes, An Iranian Scientist Has Invented a Time Machine (So He Says)

Ali Razeghi, an Iranian scientist who is the managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, has done something only the great Doc Brown has done: he's created a time machine. But unlike Doc's DeLorean, Razeghi's "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" can only take you to the future. What are we waiting for? Let's go!

How does it work? Kick it to 88 miles per hour? Use the Large Hadron Collider? Close your eyes for two seconds and magically appear in the future? Not exactly.

Unfortunately, Razeghi's time machine can't actually bring you to the future. Instead, it brings the future to you. Razeghi says that using complex algorithms his Aryayek Time Traveling Machine can "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy". Specifically:

"My invention easily fits into the size of a personal computer case and can predict details of the next 5-8 years of the life of its users. It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you."

That sounds a lot like fortune telling, tarot card reading and staring into a crystal ball inside a laptop bag to me. Like hey, in the future you will breathe air. In the future, you will eat food. In the future, you will probably work. You'll probably get drunk. You might have bad sex. And in the future, you will eventually die. What a time machine! Razeghi, my man, I've invented a time machine for the PAST too! Just go to Facebook.com and see all the stuff that happened to you! Even better, my time machine predicts the past with 100% accuracy.

(Note: my reservations about this time machine doesn't mean I wouldn't not try it out, though)

Razeghi, who's only 27 years old, has actually invented 179 other inventions in his young life. This particular time machine has been a project of his for the past 10 years. Which if true, we're trusting the work of a 17-year-old kid. Whatever. I'm still down with it. Sadly, Razeghi won't be releasing a prototype of his time machine anytime soon. He says:

"The reason that we are not launching our prototype at this stage is that the Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight."

I guess his time machine told him that. [Telegraph]

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