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Silly Tech Predictions from famous people

You can’t be expected to get it right every time but as long as you’re right more often than you’re wrong, people will say you’re okay. But when you make a statement in public that comes back to haunt you, that’s not the case as these guys found out. When Digital Equipment Corp CEO Ken Olson said: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home”, he got it so wrong that we’re laughing about it all these years later.

Einstein v Hawkings

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Bill Gates really should know when to keep his mouth shut. His prediction that his firm would “never make a 32 bit operating system” sounded pretty silly when his firm released Windows 95.

Einstein v Hawkings

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In 1936 The New York times predicted that: “A rocket will never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere.” To give them their due though, they weren’t aware that the Second World War was around the corner and that many of the advancements created to protect Europe from the Nazi would accelerate the space race to a degree that no one could have predicted.

Einstein v Hawkings

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In 1936 The New York times predicted that: “A rocket will never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere.” To give them their due though, they weren’t aware that the Second World War was around the corner and that many of the advancements created to protect Europe from the Nazi would accelerate the space race to a degree that no one could have predicted.

Einstein v Hawkings

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A Boeing 247 engineer rather foolishly said at the plane’s launch that “There will never be a bigger plane built”. You would think that an engineer would have the sense to understand that humans always push the envelope.

Einstein v Hawkings

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This one’s the best yet because it’s so amazingly absurd that you can’t imagine what Alex Lewyt was thinking when he made his prediction. Back in 1955 he said: “Nuclear powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.”

Einstein v Hawkings

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Proof that even genius gets it wrong can be found in this next quote: “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtained. It would mean the atom would have to be shattered at will.” Albert Einstein was fallible after all.

Einstein v Hawkings

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Proof that even genius gets it wrong can be found in this next quote: “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtained. It would mean the atom would have to be shattered at will.” Albert Einstein was fallible after all.

Einstein v Hawkings

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“The cinema is little more than a fad” was how Charlie Chaplin described the medium that made his name. Little did he know that we would still remember his work all these decades later.

Einstein v Hawkings

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“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad” was the advice that Henry Ford was given by his lawyer. Aren’t we all glad that he chose to ignore it.

Einstein v Hawkings

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“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad” was the advice that Henry Ford was given by his lawyer. Aren’t we all glad that he chose to ignore it.

Einstein v Hawkings

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