Falling in the category of a Ripley's Believe It or Not segment is this: An Iranian scientist says he's invented a time machine that can predict five years into the future.
Ali Razaghi, 27, said the system uses a complex combination of algorithims to "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy," in The Telegraph. It's called "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" and it's small enough to be carried in a laptop bag.
"My invention easily fits in to the size of a personal computer case and can predict details of the next 5-8 years of the life of its users," said Mr. Razaghi, who's the head of the government's Centre for Strategic Inventions. "It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you."
Mr. Razeghi said the invention took 10 years to complete. And its ability to aid on the military front is obvious.
"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, adding that other benefits of the invention could be seen in the financial market sector. "As such, we expect to market this invention among states as well as individuals once we reach a mass production stage."
Critics said Mr. Razeghi was trying to "play God" with his invention, The Telegraph reported.
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