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 ...

Entry by maluba

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

Entry by John E.

Nuclearvpowered cleaners racum will probably be reality in a 10 years. Alex Lewyt President of Lewyt vacuum company, 1955 RACKEDOON

Entry by Roland223

NY 5oo The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous . -Guglielmo Marconi

Entry by mkad

Within ten years porterhouse steak will cost US $1 a pound , and then, peering still more deeply into the dismal future, he se

Entry by RedRaspberry

aners Strawberries as large as apples as will be as eaten by our John ELfreth Watkins Jr, December 1900 CRACKED

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