Think your Samsung Galaxy S4 of Xbox 720 is an impressive piece of kit to look forward to? Well try this one on for size – a scientist in Tehran has officially registered what he at least claims to be the world/universe’s first fully-functional time machine.
Yep…a time machine. Born and built in Iran.
The plucky soul goes by the name of Ali Razeghi and made the registration of his…erm, ‘device’ with the Centre for Strategic Inventions. And so as not to confuse anyone as to its purpose, he calls it the “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine”.
However, for anyone thinking of celebrating a device that could see all their Marty McFly dreams coming true with a trip back to the decade that taste forgot, think again. Rather than a time machine in the conventional sense…if there is such a sense….the The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine instead predicts the future.
According to Razeghi, who for the record is still a rather tender 27 years of age, his machine uses a massively intricate set of processes and calculations in order to “predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy”.
He’s already staked up no less than 179 inventions during his time as the Centre for Strategic Inventions’ MD and has apparently been working on the time machine since he was 17.
“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.”
His claim is that the device could be used by the Iranian military to predict with superb accuracy when and where the country would come under attack from foreign nations, while keeping a watchful eye on oil and currency prices years in the future.
“Naturally a government that can see five years into the future would be able to prepare itself for challenges that might destabilise it. As such we expect to market this invention among states as well as individuals once we reach a mass production stage.”
You can reach your own conclusions on this one…what a legend!