10 Bad Predictions about the Future

Posted: 2010/03/20 in Quotes
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Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.

If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women.
David Riesman, conservative American social scientist, 1967.

It will be gone by June.
Variety Magazine on the rise of rock ‘n roll in 1955.

You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.
Kaiser Wilhelm to WW1 German troops, August 1914.

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
Grover Cleveland, U.S. President, 1905.

The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.
The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
H. M. Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, 1927.

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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