13 Inventors Who Ended Up Bitterly Regretting Their Inventions

The guy who invented the cubicle hates it as much as anyone.
13 Inventors Who Ended Up Bitterly Regretting Their Inventions

Ah, the age-old tale of the inventor who creates something with the best of intentions, only to see it used for evil. It's a story as old as time, and one that has been repeated countless times throughout history. From Alfred Binet's IQ test, which was used to rank people by race, to Victor Gruen's shopping mall, which was turned into a garish commercial wasteland, to Peter Laurids Jensen's loudspeaker, which was used to spread Hitler's propaganda, to Wally Conron's labradoodle, which led to a trend of cruel designer dogs... and so on.

This list is a testament to the power of invention, and a reminder of the responsibility we have to ensure that our creations are used for good, not evil. It's also a reminder that, even if something starts out with the best of intentions, it can still be twisted and used for nefarious purposes. So, let us take a look at these stories and learn from the mistakes of these inventors, so that we can avoid making the same ones in our own lives.

Radar: curse and blessing.

CRACKED ROBERT WATSON-WATT: RADAR Robert Watson-Watt is famous for inventing radar, which helped win WWII. Ironically, he was caught speeding in 1956 by a cop using a radar gun, and said My God, if I'd known what they were going to do with it, I'd have never have invented it!


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