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9 Dumb Predictions Made By Smart People

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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?


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

Albert Einstein, 1932
 
 
 
Army-Tank

"The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd."

Senior Officers of the British Army, 1916
 
 
 
Cell-Phone

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."

William Orton of Western Union, 1876
 
 
 
Space-Shuttle

"A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere."

New York Times, 1936
 
 
 
High-Speed-Train

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers... would die of [suffocation]."

Dr. Dionysius Lardner, Professor at UC London, 1828
 
 
 
Radio

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value."

RCA, 1921
 
 
 
Traffic

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

Michigan Savings Bank, 1903
 
 
 
Home-Computer

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

Ken Olson, Former MIT Engineer, 1977
 
 
 
Windows64

"We will never make a 32-bit operating system."

Bill Gates, 1984
 
 
 

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