An Iranian scientist says he has invented technology that will allow users to look at least eight years into the future, The Telegraph reports.
Ali Razeghi, 27, registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with the state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions, the report adds.
The Tehran scientist told the Fars state news agency that his device can “predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the touch of a user,” adding that it uses a set of complex algorithms to "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy."
Razeghi, the managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, has about 179 other inventions listed in his name.
"I have been working on this project for the last 10 years," he said. "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.”
The scientist says Iran’s leaders can use his device to predict future military confrontations or fluctuations in global currencies and oil prices.
"Naturally a government that can see five years into the future would be able to prepare itself for challenges that might destabilize it," he said. "As such we expect to market this invention among states as well as individuals once we reach a mass production stage."
Razeghi claims friends and family have given him a hard time for “trying to play God” with his time device.
"This project is not against our religious values at all. The Americans are trying to make this invention by spending millions of dollars on it where I have already achieved it by a fraction of the cost," he said. "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."
Those darn Chinese.
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