Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Iranian Scientist Claims To Have Invented A Time Machine

With the headline “Iranian Scientist Claims to Have Invented ‘Time Machine’,” and a picture of the Delorean from “Back to the Future,” The Telegraph stirred up some controversy earlier this week.
According to the UK paper, there´s been yet another scientist who claims to have invented a Time Machine which does not operate in any way like most think a Time Machine should.
This latest invention, created by Ali Razeghi, doesn´t deliver a human to the past or even displace time in any way at all. Instead, this machine which Razeghi claims can be assembled with only $400 worth of parts, prints off predictions about a persons life several years in the future.
The article has been turned upside down by HuffPost, which has found some oddities in Razeghi’s story.
Razeghi seems to be taking his latest invention very seriously and has registered the name “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with the Iranian Centre for Strategic Inventions.
The 27-year old inventor also has another 179 inventions under his belt but said he has been working on his “time machine” since he was 17 years old.
“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,” said the Iranian inventor in his interview with the Telegraph.
According to other interviews, the Aryayek Time Traveling Machine works by analyzing the user´s touch and then printing off a list of predictions about that person´s life with alleged 98 percent accuracy.
Wielding this kind of power could be tricky, of course, and Razeghi says he plans to only use it selectively, such as letting a couple know the sex of their child. In his interview, the inventor also mentions being able to predict the outcome of a war.
HuffPost isn´t so willing to buy this story and notes that several other news sources feel the same way.
For instance, the Telegraph cites an interview Razeghi gave to the Iranian state news agency Fars. This story has since been deleted by the news agency following the attention the story has received. The news agency´s site also has a science section written in English, a section where this story never appeared.
Razeghi gave another interview with Iranian news site Entekhab. According to the Huffington Post, Razeghi was “coy” and offered few details about the way his alleged time machine works. Furthermore, the inventor said the machine won´t be available for another few years because he´s waiting for “conditions to improve in Iran.” He also mentioned being nervous to release his creation because it could be stolen and copied by China. Since he plans to mass produce this time machine, he would prefer the market not be flooded with cheap knockoffs.
Though he mentions using the device sparingly and only in certain situations, he discusses government use in his interview with the Telegraph.
“Naturally a government that can see five years into the future would be able to prepare itself for challenges that might destabilize it,” said Razeghi. “As such we expect to market this invention among states as well as individuals once we reach a mass production stage.”
As questions for Razeghi mount, it seems he and the Iranian government are mostly keeping quiet about the whole thing.

Source: Michael Harper for 

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