They said FM Radio was a passing fad. Thankfully, for the sake of my family, "They" were wrong.  Have you ever made a prediction that was totally wrong?

  • "There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable."

    Albert Einstein, 1932
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  • "The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd."

    Senior Officers of the British Army, 1916
  • "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."

    William Orton of Western Union, 1876
  • "A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere."

    New York Times, 1936
  • "Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers... would die of [suffocation]."

    Dr. Dionysius Lardner, Professor at UC London, 1828
  • "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value."

    RCA, 1921
  • "The horse is here to stay, but the autmobile is only a novelty - a fad."

    Michigan Savings Bank, 1903
  • "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

    Ken Olson, Former MIT Engineer, 1977
  • "We will never make a 32-bit operating system."

    Bill Gates, 1984