Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future

28 10 2007


Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future
Published on 3/28/2006

Events
# «We will bury you.»
Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Premier, predicting Soviet communism will win over U.S. capitalism, 1958.

# «Everything that can be invented has been invented.»
Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.

# «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.

# «Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.»
Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University, 1929.

# «If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women.»
David Riesman, conservative American social scientist, 1967.

# «It will be gone by June.»
Variety, passing judgement on rock ‘n roll in 1955.

# «Democracy will be dead by 1950.»
John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of The Future, 1936.

# «A short-lived satirical pulp.»
TIME, writing off Mad magazine in 1956….

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