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Bad Predictions (26 pics)

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  • 6 May, 2013  |
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These people got it completely wrong.

Variety magazine, 1955

1 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Charles Darwin, writing in the foreword to On the Origin of Species, 1859


2 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Economist Irving Fisher in October 1929, three days before the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression


3 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

A Decca Records executive to the band's manager, Brian Epstein, following an audition in 1962. He continued: "We don't like your boys' sound. Groups are out. Four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished."


4 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Time magazine, 1968


5 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of the Future, 1936




6 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Margaret Thatcher, Oct. 26, 1969


7 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Guglielmo Marconi, pioneer of radio, writing in Technical World magazine, October 1912


8 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Kaiser Wilhelm II to German troops at the outset of World War One, August 1914


9 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Surgeon General of the United States William H. Stewart, speaking to the U.S. Congress in 1969


10 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861


11 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Dr. Dionysys Larder, science writer and academic, in 1828


12 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Robert Millikan, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923


13 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

New York Times, 1936


14 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, in InfoWorld magazine, December 1995


15 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Company, 1903


16 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

William Orton, president of Western Union, in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell the company his invention


17 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Charlie Chaplin in 1916, two years into his big-screen acting career. The rest of the quote: "It's canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage."


18 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

An aide to British military commander Field Marshal Haig wrote this in a report following a tank demonstration, 1916


19 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Thomas Edison, 1889. The lightbulb inventor insisted his own direct current (DC) system was superior to competitor George Westinghouse's AC power, and took every opportunity to discredit alternating current


20 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948


21 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Byte magazine editor Edmund DeJesus, 1998


22 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Alan Sugar, 2005


23 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Popular Mechanics, 1949


24 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling in The New York Times, 2007


25 Bad Predictions (26 pics)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007


26 Bad Predictions (26 pics)


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№1 Author: No1 (6 May 2013 03:03) Total user comments: 1339


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#20 is incorrect. It was not Westinghouse's AC, it was Nikola Tesla's. Tesla built the generators for Westinghouse's installations.
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№2 Author: kryptor (6 May 2013 03:51) Total user comments: 4510


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10,000 Manics': MTV UnPlugged is one of my most cherished CD's.
It's also one of the first I ever bought. That was back when DAT came out and was going to replace Compact disc as a primary media format.
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№3 Author: m0ck0 (6 May 2013 04:09) Total user comments: 148


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#25 Is ok
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№4 Author: capt.huffnpuff (6 May 2013 07:49) Total user comments: 2801


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#20 Nokola Tesla, Edison's rival, did the basic work and held the basic patents for AC and Westinghouse only licensed them from Tesla. Virtually everything in the world that runs on electricity depends on AC - including your computers and cell phones that use DC but need to be charged with an AC Adapter. Tesla's patents for radio were eventually over Marconi's in a Supreme court case. Tesla is basically responsible for the electric world as we know it.

#24 is literally true. Isn't your PC less than 1.5 tons?
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№5 Author: fairmania (6 May 2013 11:55) Total user comments: 1436


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I agree, number 24 is true. A little ambitious, but true!

Number 26 probably needed less heed paid to it too, as poor old Steve isn't the sharpest knife in the box.....
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№6 Author: Lu (6 May 2013 19:27) Total user comments: 15082


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Never under estimate the future.
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№7 Author: yasirkajak (6 May 2013 19:35) Total user comments: 401


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dsdsd :12: :12:
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№8 Author: adzhoe (8 May 2013 23:26) Total user comments: 14959


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soma amazing statements.
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№9 Author: Forfattare (12 May 2013 01:10) Total user comments: 897


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poor guys, like the ford and the telephone investors, saying no and in a few years regretting it for life
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