Ali Razeghi, a 27-year-old businessman and scientist in Tehran, has registered “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with Iran’s Center for Strategic Inventions.
Razeghi told a state news agency that the machine can “predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy.” A user touches the machine and receives a printout of his or her future, much like the coin-operated fortune-tellers one sees at carnivals. Razeghi said a country with such a machine will be able to predict any unfortunate events years in advance, giving it time to prepare.
Wow. Pretty crazy, right? What does the prototype look like?
“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,” Razeghi said.
Ah. So we’ll just hang back here and wait five to eight years to see if those predictions we can’t see come true. In the meantime, perhaps it can determine the future of Iran’s humanoid robot, or what year President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will go to space. Even better, maybe it can somehow help the country find the secrets of North Korea’s nuclear fusion program.