15 Ridiculous Predictions Which Didn’t Come True! – Part 2

”There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.” (Robert Millikan, physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923)

”You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.” (Kaiser Wilhelm II to German troops, August 1914)

”Rock n’ roll will be gone by June.” (Verify magazine, 1955)

”I see no good reasons why the views gives in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities in anyone.” (Charles Darwin in foreword to On the Origin of Species, 1859)

”A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.” (NY Times, 1936)

”I predict the internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.” (Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, 1996)

”The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” (The president of the Michigan Savings Bank, 1903)

”The ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” (William Orton, president of Western Union, 1876)

”The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” (Field Marshal Haig, 1916)

”Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.” (Thomas Alva Edison, 1889)

”Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.” (Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio broadcasting, 1948)

”Y2K is a crisis without precedent in human history.” (Byte magazine editor Edmund DeJesus, 1998)

”Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput.” (Alan Sugar, 2005)

”Using Twitter for literate communication ia about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite The Illiad.” (Bruce Sterling in The New York Times, 2007)

”There is no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” (Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007)

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