Iranian scientist claims to invent time machine

An Iranian scientist claims to have invented a time machine which can "predict five to eight years of the future life", the Telegraph reports.

Ali Razeghi, managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, told Fars state news agency he has been working on his invention - "The Aryayek Time Travelling Machine', for more than ten years. He said:

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.

Razeghi says his invention will assist his government forecast wars and currency fluctuations. He is being careful to protect his machine from possible theft by America or China. He explains:

Naturally a government that can see five years into the future would be able to prepare itself for challenges that might destabilise it. 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. 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.