Ali Razeqi, one time managing director of the Iranian Center for Strategic Inventions, claimed to have built a device, or an "App" that can see up to 5 years into the future. Suspicously, his initial story was wiped from the internet after only a few hours. Iran's Deputy Minister of Science, Research, and Technology dismissed Razeqi's claims. However - as per Razeqi, the Iranian Government deemed that his time machine be kept secretive for the time being out of fear that "the Chinese will steal the idea"
Theoretical physicist Thomas Roman, co-author of Time Travel and Warp Drives in an interview with National Geographic called razeqi's claims "completely nuts".
"Going to the future is no problem. A mechanism for traveling into the future is afforded by [Einstein's] special theory of relativity. It's when you try to go backward that you run into the grandfather paradox. However, that said, what the businessman claims to have built is still nuts." [ Iranian Scientist Claims to Have Built "Time Machine" ]
Basically, even though he dubbed his program "A time machine" what he apparently is talking about is an algorithm that calculates probabilities, something like google. The "time Machine" facet lends a futuristic HG Wells sci-fi flavor to his invention in the tradition of PT Barnum.
Michael Kwok, who applied for a time machine patent in 2008 had an idea akin to Razeqis, but on a whole 'nutter' level. Kwok submitted his plans for an artificial intelligence robotic net - sharing one massive electronic brain. They would have the ability to monitor the position of matter in time and space. The robots in his proposal would use atom manipulators to strategically arrange and re-arrange objects along a perpetually monitored timeline.
Quantum entanglement is a phenomena whereby two subatomic particles are 'entangled' and ones actions will influence the others instantaneously, regardless of the distance between the two. Taking quantum entanglement a step further there lies a truly bizarre supposition of quantum theory that states the very act of observing affects the observed reality. It's mind over matter squared. Some mysterious force apparently linked to consciousness has an effect on subatomic particles. Unexplainable is that the very act of observing the particle[s] has an effect on their reality, basically it's mind over matter.