Great Thinkers Who Had Spectacularly Bad Predictions

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None of us would like to have every prediction we’ve made posted for public review.  But regardless of how wrong you’ve been, you’re in good company.  Check out these 29 spectacularly wrong technology predictions made by some of the most famous people in history who show that getting a one or more big things right is no guarantee of continued prescience.  As the author of this post says “Predicting the future is easy, but getting it this wrong rises to the level of art or at least comedy.”

If nothing else, this article will underscore the need to challenge an expert’s ‘expert’ opinion.  And keep thinking about the future;  you can’t be more wrong than these folks!

Ask yourself, do you take predictions at face value or do you test and retest the underlying assumptions?

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