NeoBytes :) Iranian claims he's made a machine that can see into the future

Remember the movie Paycheck? No, not the crime movie with Mel Gibson; that's Payback. Paycheck is the 2003 sci-fi film where Ben Affleck plays an engineer who gets his memory wiped after every job. As it turns out, he learns he's made a machine (Spoiler Alert!) that can see into the future, and the presence of such a device will have some dire consequences for all mankind. Naturally, Affleck, with the help of Uma Thurman, saves the day by destroying the machine.

Now there's word that someone claims to have actually made something similar to the Paycheck device. The Telegraph reports that the Iranian scientist Ali Razeghi has registered what he calls ‘The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine’ with the country's Center for Strategic Inventions.

The title of this "invention" is actually misleading; there's no physical time travel involved. Instead, Razeghi claims that his device can predict the future of anyone who touches it five to eight years ahead in time. The results come out from a piece of paper on the device which Razeghi claims are "98 percent" accurate.

Razeghi also claims that the U.S. government has spent "millions" on a similar invention but he's managed to do it with a tiny budget. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like he will be able to prove this device works as he claims that they are afraid that the "Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight."

The Chinese? We think he should be more afraid of Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman. They both don't want a repeat of Paycheck to come at this stage of their careers.

Source: The Telegraph | Image via Paramount Pictures

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The problem here is that in physics you can't tell the difference between past present or future, true story. He's invented a machine that sees in real time, just like what we see... "right now".

i personally think this story is totally bs. let me tell u why. if any of u invent something like that, would u announce it to the rest of the world? nope (unless you're an idiot. but a guy smart enough to make such a device isn't stupid to do that).
besides, if this story was real, the government wouldn't have allowed it to be announced since it's "top secret."

Oh really...

Maybe he could tell us all if North Korea will attack the US, SOEL, Japan, Canada and the rest of the world. or maybe he could give us all the lotto numbers for the next 365 days. Or maybe he could tell us if we eventually make it to Mars.

What a load of b*******

So what? our Karachi city hawker's parrot does the trick, but he charges some cents and feeds the parrot too. What would be our Iranian inventor's charges if he decides to demonstrate his machine's capabilities, I am just wondering!

It must simply have been a doctor's blog telling him that he is sick today but will feel better tomorrow, and he misunderstood!

Standard propaganda:
-talk bad about the enemy (for example, commies eat babies). Demonize the enemy, they are NOT PEOPLE but bizarre creatures less than animals (or dummies soldiers). It is ok to talk nonsenses against our enemies.
-Tell how weak are our enemies.
-Talk about how we are the good guys and they are the bad guys. Pride, Honor and Patriotism should be repeat several times.
-And show how powerful are our troops.

Come on, if the machine really worked, it would have shown him the ridicule that he would get eight years down the line. And that would dissuade him from making the claims he did. Since that has not happened, the machine clearly does not work!!!

soumyasch said,
Come on, if the machine really worked, it would have shown him the ridicule that he would get eight years down the line. And that would dissuade him from making the claims he did. Since that has not happened, the machine clearly does not work!!!

Maybe he invented lying machine. At the moment he believes everything machine says to him... you know... respect, Nobel prize, Chinese and etc.

Machine of Death anyone? That machine took your blood sample and spat out a slip stating how you'd die in vague terms. Nothing more, nothing less.
Also, fortune telling is prohibited in Islam so I wonder how he went public with it without the Mullahs crying blood.

Razeghi claims that his device can predict the future of anyone who touches it five to eight years ahead in time. The results come out from a piece of paper on the device which Razeghi claims are "98 percent" accurate.

So he's kept this device quiet for 8 years? Impressive...

What exactly does it predict about people though? I mean, when he touched it did it tell him that the Chinese would steal his idea?

And how does this hold up against the idea of fate? When he touched it, did it show him a future that he was then able to change?

I think I'm reading way too much in to this.

The funny thing is he started 10 years ago, so he got it done in 2-5 years? How does he know it works with a percentage amount? Why is Neowin even reporting this story!?

McCordRm said,
He's probably taken a photo of Bigfoot, too... but he burned it so the tabloids couldn't cash in on it.

My bet : Bigfoot does not exists, it is just a fat Elvis walking around.

So, presumably he's already predicted that he will be ridiculed by scientists from the rest of the world unless he can actually demonstrate his machine?

He didn't actually have to predict anything. Don't think he wouldn't have figured out the fact that he'd be ridiculed without some kind of proof.
I'm guessing he only got a "preview" of the future. Maybe it's a trial version, eh?