14 Famous predictions going terribly wrong
The predictions by humans have gone grossly wrong across the fields.
The future is in oblivion, it’s unknown and we fail to see through it most of the times. I have seen in my life span the changes which takes centuries to happen.
No internet to internet explosion, pagers to smartphones, PCs to tablets; it’s really hard to predict the next development.
Let’s see next 8 predictions that was off the mark by miles together.
8. The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
7. A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.
New York Times, 1936
6. $100 million dollars is way too much to pay for Microsoft.
5. Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop – because women like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise, like to be able to change their minds.
TIME, 1966, in one sentence writing off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it.
4. Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles H. Duell, Comissioner of the US Patent Office, 1899.
3. Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
2. There will never be a bigger plane built.
A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people.
1. There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.
Albert Einstein, 1932
These famous predictions going terribly wrong proved a thing beyond doubt that future is incomprehensible even for the most learned ones.
Do you remember ant such prediction?