Iranian scientist says he has built a machine that can predict the future

By on April 11, 2013, 4:00 PM

A scientist from Tehran, Iran, claims to have invented a machine that can predict the future of an individual with 98 percent accuracy. 27-year-old Ali Razeghi, managing director of Iran’s Centre for Strategic Inventions, said the device uses a complex set of algorithms to predict anywhere between five and eight years of a person’s life.

Razeghi, a man with 179 other inventions under his belt, said he has been working on The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine for the last 10 years. The machine is small enough to fit inside a personal computer case. It won’t take people to the future but it will bring the future to you, he said.

The inventor intends to market the device to states as well as individuals once it reaches mass production. He said that Iran’s government could predict military confrontation with enemy nations and forecast fluctuations with regard to foreign currencies and oil prices.

Friends and family have allegedly criticized the project for “trying to play God” with people’s lives and history. Razeghi noted the device isn’t meant to meddle with religious values at all. What’s more, he said Americans are spending millions trying to create something he has already invented at a fraction of the cost.

A prototype isn’t being release just yet because they believe the Chinese will steal the idea and mass produce it overnight. Naturally, we’ll remain skeptical until the device is successfully demonstrated to the public.




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Lurker101 said:

A prototype isn?t being release just yet because they believe the Chinese will steal the idea and mass produce it overnight.

Speaking as somebody who doesn't claim to have access to and form of time travel or pre-cognitive technology (unless you count my Magic 8 ball), I could've told them that the Chinese would steal their idea and mass produce it overnight. Your patents are no longer valid in China.

veLa veLa said:

What a wacky nation

Guest said:

It must be broken.. I put in 10 seconds from now and it says I'm dead. It obviously must be wronggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

--Connection Terminated--

JC713 JC713 said:

Not believing it till I see it.

Guest said:

Dude, I saw Paycheck too!

3 people like this | Guest said:

He should sell it to the weather people. They have a hard time predicting the future.

Guest said:

'A prototype isn't being release just yet because they believe the Chinese will steal the idea and mass produce it overnight.'

I bet this was it's first prediction!

...which means the prototype will never be released

...which means the prediction could never have been made

...which is why I love time travel!

1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Must be fake, I didn't see a Flux Capacitor.

The flux capacitor, which consists of a rectangular shaped compartment with three flashing Geissler style-tubes (arranged in a "Y" configuration), is described by Doc as "what makes time travel possible." The device is the core component of the time machine.

1 person liked this | Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Must be fake, I didn't see a Flux Capacitor.

The flux capacitor, which consists of a rectangular shaped compartment with three flashing Geissler style-tubes (arranged in a "Y" configuration), is described by Doc as "what makes time travel possible." The device is the core component of the time machine.

As a electronics repair tech that statement always makes my head hurt.

Cueto_99 said:

Will that technology be in the next iphone? I can only imagine myself asking Siri: "Hey Siri, what will happen next?"

M1r said:

To predict consequences out of intention is quite a big statement. I clicked on this link presuming that this scientist stated that he's able to predict consequences that can be causally deduced...also with the intentions of rebuking him. I don't know whether he's nuts or the next genius. Coming from Iran, I put my money on the latter...

Guest said:

Anything the Iranians say is as credible as if the North Koreans said it.

= outrageously stupid lie/propaganda.

Next they will have found Santa, for real

Guest said:

Prove It,............;)

Guest said:

Yes, a future with Americans studying Chinese.

Guest said:

...And I'm a monkey's uncle.

RzmmDX said:

What? Did he watch South Park?

IS IT JUST A PAPER FOLD?

Guest said:

Unfair journalism: voiceless Iranian scientific community under humiliation.

I have been astonished to see a widespread piece of news about an alleged invention of a "time machine" by an Iranian citizen.

Although the essence of the story is definitely true, the coverage is not in accord with the fair practice of reporting. The title and the content - which are reproduced in almost the same way everywhere else - are purportedly about an "Iranian scientist". However, I wonder why the reporter could not distinguish between an academician/scientist and a crackpot. Crackpots of this kind can be found all over the world and no one would call them "scientist" or "researcher".

It seems that the report relies merely upon another piece of news from the state-organised "Fars News Agency" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fars_News_Agency >. In the correct journalistic practice, one should not rely on a single source, especially when the source is proven to be unreliable in many cases (as it is the case with "Fars News Agency"). Even going further from Fars News, one can look up Tabnak (another news agency close to the state) to find out:

"Time machine or a tool to deride the Iranian nation?!" (11.Apr.2013) (in Persian) <http://www.tabnak.ir/fa/print/313080 >

So, even the agencies close to the state had not taken that piece of news by the face value. If one goes further away from the state, one could see:

"Interview with an Iranian claiming invention of the time machine" (10.Apr.2013) (in Persian) <http://sharghdaily.ir/?News_Id=7208 >

Thus, I believe that the Telegraph report (marred by the current political atmosphere of Iran) have accepted some piece of news from a single (unreliable) source without the necessary critical judgment.

Mr Razeghi (the pseudo-scientist) had merely some claims of invention. He had claimed to be "the head of Iran's Center for Strategic Inventions". This alleged "center" ("markaz e hed?yat e r?hbordi e mokhtare'in va ebtek?r?t e keshvar" = Center for Strategic Orientation of Inventors and Inventions of the Country !) is not an official organisation at all. See e.g. the registration notice (in Persian):

http://www.niazerooz.com/keys/cat-638/%D8%AA%D8%A7%DB%8C%DB%
C%D8%AF%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%85%DB%8C/458217.htm

Many people in Iran can register such "centers" with fancy titles. Just to make a comparison, look at "Quantum AetherDynamics Institute" for a typical example of American pseudo-science:https://sites.google.com/site/qadi16pi2/

Surely, a reporter would not call this (alleged) fancy "institute" and its personnel as "scientists" or "researchers"; otherwise s/he would receive harsh criticism from the American scientific communities and this would adversely affect her/his journalistic background. Now, I wonder why the same rule should not apply to the case of the Iranian scientific community that is rendered voiceless under a vociferous Islamic state propaganda.

Finally, I'd like to emphasize that the burgeoning Iranian scientific community is under tremendous pressure from (at least) two sides: first, the repressive autocratic Islamic regime which aims at its total subjugation (or even, annihilation in the case of modern humanities), and second, the international powers in terms of harsh sanctions, severe limitations on international scientific collaborations and access to research facilities.

Therefore, publishing such a blatantly incorrect report in a mainstream medium (like the Telegraph) amounts only to increased pressure and humiliation for a community which is imperilled even now.

roxxas2 said:

"Iranian scientist" Yeah, if you're American it will tell you your future. "You will be murdered for being an infidel." Some scientist HE is.

jetkami said:

"Iranian scientist" Yeah, if you're American it will tell you your future. "You will be murdered for being an infidel." Some scientist HE is.

Cuz, Americans have neeeever murdered or enslaved humans.

1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Cuz, Americans have neeeever murdered or enslaved humans.

C'mon guys lets get off the racist crap. We are all human who whether or not we want to admit it, have all done and would do again the same crap in the name of our country.

Lionvibez said:

C'mon guys lets get off the racist crap. We are all human who whether or not we want to admit it, have all done and would do again the same crap in the name of our country.

lol I don't know about you but I've never slaved or murdered anyone. And I wouldn't kill innocent people in the name of my country regardless of what the government tells you.

Reza SJ said:

I think you and who read this note until end are wacky, because this is 13th lie (13th day of spring) . :D

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

lol I don't know about you but I've never slaved or murdered anyone. And I wouldn't kill innocent people in the name of my country regardless of what the government tells you.
Thats just it isn't it, governments are the representing body for all people. What you or I would do is irrelevant when we are being represented by our government regardless of our desires. This is the very reason I ask for the racist crap to stop. It's not the people that are fighting each other, it's our governments fighting each other.

lipe123 said:

Perfect scheme, sell "time machines" to the infidels thats actually explosives and once you've sold a million or so just hit the "mass detonate" button.

Well played Iran. Also why is this obvious bogus article all over the news sites?! Clearly this is a lame hoax.

1 person liked this | Lionvibez said:

Good point.

But at the end of the day everyone is responsible for their own actions. The only thing the elected officials are good at is wasting our money. If I go to a foreign country and do something stupid I'm responsible not my government. Same thing if my government goes to another country lookingfor Weapons of mass destruction and kill a whole bunch of people in the process they are responsible for those actions not me.

davislane1 davislane1 said:

"Iranian scientist" Yeah, if you're American it will tell you your future. "You will be murdered for being an infidel." Some scientist HE is.

Cuz, Americans have neeeever murdered or enslaved humans.

There's a point here. I can sense it.

Guest said:

Cliffordcooley said: Thats just it isn't it, governments are the representing body for all people. What you or I would do is irrelevant when we are being represented by our government regardless of our desires. This is the very reason I ask for the racist crap to stop. It's not the people that are fighting each other, it's our governments fighting each other.

Tell that to Afshan Azad. Look it up, bigotry, intolerance, and hate can be found in all races, creeds, and economic groups independent of their government.

Guest said:

27-10=17

Keep in mind he was working on this machine since he was just 17 years old. Really?

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

US Government has this device already, so not anything new. But it's kept AS TOP SECRET! So just have to sweep it under the table for now.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Iranian April Fools!

1 person liked this | sary63 sary63 said:

It s about a person not a nation !!?

1 person liked this | Guest said:

I'm Meelad

hey!

this technology is ours! ;)

we will not sell this product to apple! ( if it's Real ! - no any picture has been published yet! )

and about the prototype and "china and stealing ideas!" :

china has been captured the Iranian market! and in our market each product has a "Chinese fake copy" with Worst Quality!

Shigawire said:

Well, this is just silly. But truth be told... the amount of silly alleged "inventions" are not the exclusive property of backwards countries.

Have a gander at all the patents approved every year in the United States Patent & Trade Office. Some of them are even pseudo-scientific, such as devices claimed to provide infinite energy. Some are just downright useless.

1 person liked this | Guest said:

What a wacky nation

Calling a nation "wacky" based on a person is stereotypical nonsense. Shame on you.

1 person liked this | Shahab Ziyaee Shahab Ziyaee said:

Whether true or not, I?m so sorry to see scientists are giving priority to military purposes for inventing new things. Hey compatriot, as your 180th invention please concentrate more on human peace!

Moderator note: Excessive quotes deleted.

Lurker101 said:

Did you have to quote every single post in the thread? Anyway, what's wrong with scientists giving priority to military purposes. If it wasn't for war science, we wouldn't have such wonders as superglue, computers or mobile phones.

setare setare said:

Even if it's a lie,you have no right to disrespect a nation.And just for remembering not for retaliating,which country has attacked several countries in resent years.USA or Iran?you are the ones who murder people and Affected by a move you think Persian kill Americans!!!

Guest said:

Time is not a tangible element, good luck with actual time travel. the whole universe is chemical reaction you cannot reverse enough of it to simulate reverse time.

predicting future trends based on human patterns with 98% accuracy, now that may very well be possible.

Guest said:

I knew you were going to say that...

mailpup mailpup said:

predicting future trends based on human patterns with 98% accuracy, now that may very well be possible.
Hari Seldon will eventually figure this out.

Edit: Anyone else know who Seldon is?

setare setare said:

"Iranian scientist" Yeah, if you're American it will tell you your future. "You will be murdered for being an infidel." Some scientist HE is.

Even if it's a lie,you have no right to disrespect a nation.And just for remembering not for retaliating,which country has attacked several countries in resent years.USA or Iran?you are the ones who murder people and Affected by a movie you think Persians kill Americans!!!

Jim__Raynor said:

Hey guys calm down ! its just Aprils fools !!

do you really think such device really exist ? or if some one invent it (!) does he really broadcast it to public ?

Jim__Raynor said:

"Iranian scientist" Yeah, if you're American it will tell you your future. "You will be murdered for being an infidel." Some scientist HE is.

Cuz, Americans have neeeever murdered or enslaved humans.

yeah they never done that !(just another April joke/fool/lie !! )

1 person liked this | Zoltan Head said:

A device for reading the past might be more valuable?

Guest said:

Well, you know in Shia'te religion, this whole universe is controlled by a guy named Mahdy who was born 1200 years ago and lives in a crypt in Iraq tell this day. So no surprise really, maybe the Mahdy gave them some of his universal knowledge lol.

/Sarcasm intended

Guest said:

What a waste of bandwidth.! I can predict without using any fairy machines, where such preposterous claim can get you in the long run.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

It is within every one of us, as least to some extent, to predict our own future actions....

This is known as, "having bad habits".......

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