Tehran scientist Ali Razeghi has registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with the state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions, of which he is the managing director.
The so-called time machine fits into a briefcase and doesn't bring the user to the future, but rather predicts the future based on touch, reports The Telegraph. Razeghi told the Fars state news agency the device worked by a set of complex algorithims to "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy."
Razeghi, 27, has 179 other inventions listed under his own name. "I have been working on this project for the last 10 years," he said. He claims that Iran's government will be able to use the device to predict future military confrontations and currency fluctuations.
"Naturally a government that can see five years into the future would be able to prepare itself for challenges that might destabilise it," he said. "As such we expect to market this invention among states as well as individuals once we reach a mass production stage."
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," claimed Razeghi. But don't expect mass production just yet. "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."