Saturday, April 1, 2006


Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future

“I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.”
Charles Darwin, in the foreword to his book, The Origin of Species, 1869.

“And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam”
Newsweek, predicting popular holidays for the late 1960s.

“This antitrust thing will blow over.”
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

“I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here… We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped.”
Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1901.

.. that last one might not be too bad a prediction afterall.

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