26 Predictions About The Future (That Were Really Inaccurate)

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26 Predictions About The Future (That Were Really Inaccurate)

The thing about dealing with predicting the future is that, at some point, the future happens and then we get to look back at everyone who was laughably wrong. We asked our readers to go digging through the annals of time to see what some of the greatest minds from the past saw in the future, and gave $200 to the worst prediction ...

In 1905, Popular Mechanics predicted that the Electric Handshake would allow a physician to examine a patient in another city. This didn't come to p
Thomas Edison. Inventor. Visionary. Metalhead. The house of the next century will be furnished from basement to attic with steel... The baby of the t
Where a calculator like ENIAC today is equipped with 000 vacuum! tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1.000 vacuum tubes an
Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure. So how co
BBZUARY 1951 35 CENTS POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE ANEN $ vOU The new Hiller Hornet'is a small. personal vehicle.... Eventually, that price can be cut
CRACKEDCON OUR GOD DAMNED MOON the 17th since fail, bases BASE? without moon decade, A generation. been predicting every Base 1950s, within Moon has e
The 2014 Worid's Fair will have exhibits showing cities in the deep sea with bathyscaphe liners carrying men and supplies across and into the abyss. c
Reader's Digest NEW Reading skills Reader (1966) Our Future World in 1999 Art by Fred Freeman (1906-1988) FF In this art of the world in 1999 and beyo
Given a compact power source ... the house of the future would have no roots tying it to the ground. Gone would be water pipes, drains, power lines;
In 1949 experts predicted women will be more than six feet tall, wear a size 11 shoe, have shoulders like a wrestler and muscles like a truck drive
Nuclearvpowered cleaners racum will probably be reality in a 10 years. Alex Lewyt President of Lewyt vacuum company, 1955 RACKEDOON
John Elfreth Watkins, an American civil engineer, made several predictions in 1900 about the year 2000. Like... A BADE F GHIJKL MN NOLAR O P R S TUV W
CRACKED CON EN 2000 teaching by electrocution, EN LAN 2000 Flying firemen, EN LAN 2000 and... a roomba? Ok, partial credit on that one, 1899
NY 5oo The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous . -Guglielmo Marconi
Dr. Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), professor of natural philosophy, is quoted on the topic of railway travel as having said: not possible, because is
Democracy will be dead by 1950. -John Langdon-Davies, A Short Historxt of the Future, Prophecy No. 5. CRACKEDCO
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CRACKED.COM Almost all of the many predictions being made about now 1996 hinge on the Internet's continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Int
The April 3, I988 issue of Los Angeles Times Magazine with futurist and concept artist Syd Mead visualizes the Los Angeles of 2013. They envision a ci
Within ten years porterhouse steak will cost US $1 a pound , and then, peering still more deeply into the dismal future, he se
By the mid 1980's, automated autos, noiseless pneumatic sub- ways and luxury-liner hovercraft will have radically restructured our surface mobility
T Find Some Use For Every Wild Animal Man's Steadily Increasing Need for More Space Will Eventually Force U ntamed Beasts to Pay Their Way in the Sche
aners Strawberries as large as apples as will be as eaten by our John ELfreth Watkins Jr, December 1900 CRACKED
REAT ami THE DECCA TAPES We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles. 1962.
 seems to have two options. The first is to break itself up, selling the hardware side. The second is to sell the company outright. -The Econ


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