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

By Shawn Knight · 47 replies
Apr 11, 2013
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  1. 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...

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 817   +333

    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 Your patents are no longer valid in China.
  3. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 774   +221

    What a wacky nation
  4. It must be broken.. I put in 10 seconds from now and it says I'm dead. It obviously must be wronggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
    --Connection Terminated--
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Not believing it till I see it.
  6. Dude, I saw Paycheck too!
  7. He should sell it to the weather people. They have a hard time predicting the future.
    Elian, Cueto_99 and Matt12345170 like this.
  8. '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!
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    Must be fake, I didn't see a Flux Capacitor.
    m4a4 likes this.
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    As a electronics repair tech that statement always makes my head hurt.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  11. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Will that technology be in the next iphone? I can only imagine myself asking Siri: "Hey Siri, what will happen next?"
  12. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    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...
  13. 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
  14. Prove It,............;)
  15. Yes, a future with Americans studying Chinese.
  16. ...And I'm a monkey's uncle.
  17. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    What? Did he watch South Park?
  18. 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 hedāyat e rāhbordi e mokhtare’in va ebtekārāt 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):


    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.
  19. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +22

    "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.
  20. jetkami

    jetkami TS Booster Posts: 100

    Cuz, Americans have neeeever murdered or enslaved humans.
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    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.
    tehbanz likes this.
  22. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,245   +414

    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.
  23. Reza SJ

    Reza SJ TS Rookie

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

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    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.
  25. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    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.

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