Top Ten Tech Inventions With Bad Predictions

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Here's a list that I made because I am bored right now. This one took a lot longer to make than the last one but it's starting to grow on me. I left out the names of the people who said these things on purpose, because I'm sure they value their privacy. Also know this, that just because they made a bad prediction doesn't mean they're "stupid" or "dumb" or whatever. Predicting things is very hard and I know that almost all of us has made bad predictions now and then. Also, I created this thinking about just predictions in general, but ended up making it about tech. One or two of these might not seem like tech related (computers, phones, etc.) Just know that tech is a broader term than some people think.

The Top Ten

1 On computers, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

I'm guessing someone in the '70s said this when they were inventing the thing. - RockFashionista

2 On the telephone, "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
3 On the internet, "the internet in 1996 will catastrophically collapse."
4 On man reaching the moon, "Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail."
5 On cellphones, "Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems."
6 On Apple making iPhones, "Everyone’s always asking me when Apple will come out with a cell phone. My answer is, ‘Probably never."
7 On Remote Shopping, "Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop."
8 On the radio, "Radio has no future."
9 On communications space satellites, "There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States. "
10 On Youtube, "There's just not that many videos I want to watch."
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1. On computers, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
2. On the telephone, "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
3. On the internet, "the internet in 1996 will catastrophically collapse."
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