Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future

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dunno if this is old but it sure is funny!

http://www.2spare.com/item_50221.aspx

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«Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
»Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946.
 
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Heh, good find. "Peace for our time..." Whoops :p
 
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«Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as 'railroads' ... As you may well know, Mr. President, 'railroad' carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by 'engines' which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.»
Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1830(?).
«Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.»
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1939.
«Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.»
Those three made me chuckle... haha
 
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The one with Churchill is strange, the USA nuked Hiroshima just a few years later, it should have been known in 1939 that atomic/nuclear energy is mass destruction.
Well back then the power of the atom and nuclear fission was all just theory... Most people thought nothing would happen. Nothing was ever proven until the detonation of Trinity on July 16, 1945 at what is now called White Sands, New Mexico.
 

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