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25 Famous Predictions That Were Proven To Be Horribly Wrong

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From nuclear energy to telephones almost every new technology had its detractors. These are 25 famous predictions that were proven to be horribly wrong. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-famous-predictions-that-were-proven-to-be-horribly-wrong/ Here's a preview: "There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will." -- Albert Einstein, 1932 "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Company on declining to sign the Beatles, 1962 "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876 "Reagan doesn't have that presidential look." -- United Artists executive after rejecting Reagan as lead in the 1964 film The Best Man "Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia." -- Dr. Dionysius Lardner, 1830 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 "X-rays will prove to be a hoax." -- Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883 "Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure." -- -Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison's light bulb, 1880 "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty—a fad." -- -The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903 "Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night." -- -Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946 "No one will pay good money to get from Berlin to Potsdam in one hour when he can ride his horse there in one day for free." -- King William I of Prussia, on trains, 1864 "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." -- -Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), in a talk given to a 1977 World Future Society meeting in Boston "If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one." -- -W.C. Heuper, National Cancer Institute, 1954 "No, it will make war impossible." -- -Hiram Maxim, inventor of the machine gun, in response to the question "Will this gun not make war more terrible?" from Havelock Ellis, an English scientist, 1893 "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to no one in particular?" -- -Associates of David Sarnoff responding to the latter's call for investment in the radio in 1921 "There will never be a bigger plane built." -- - A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people "How, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense." — Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton's steamboat, 1800s "The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous." — Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration, 1916 "I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea." — HG Wells, British novelist, in 1901 "The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most." — IBM, to the eventual founders of Xerox, saying the photocopier had no market large enough to justify production, 1959 "The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." — Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878 "It'll be gone by June." -- Variety Magazine on Rock n' Roll, 1955 "And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam" -- -Newsweek, predicting popular holidays for the late 1960s. "When the Paris Exhibition [of 1878] closes, electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it." -- Oxford professor Erasmus Wilson A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere." — New York Times, 1936
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Cassandra Morrison (1 month ago)
I quit smoking back in April when our Apartment Building (owned by the Lutheran Church) announced that they would be banning smoking in the building come August. I had been a regular smoker for 52 years (ever since I was 16) and I still do not show any signs of lung cancer so....
Candice Perry (5 months ago)
Predictions can be true
The Louster (6 months ago)
How little man kind actually knows in arrogance
F Huber (8 months ago)
ZERO "Climate Change" predictions have come true.
Velveteen Dream (16 days ago)
I pity your grandkids.
Brian Corvello (9 months ago)
"We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell." - From a rejection slip mailed to Stephen King, rejecting his novel Carrie "It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA." Dial Press, New York, in a letter to George Orwell, rejecting Animal Farm "The girl doesn't, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above 'curiosity' level." - From a rejection slip rejecting Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Brother Stoner (11 months ago)
thomas edison didn't invent the light bulb. he did improve upon it.
JasonMasters (1 year ago)
At least two of these - about computers in particular - were true at the time they were said. Computers were so large and expensive in 1943 that building more than five of them would have seemed outlandishly impractical. Likewise, computers were still so large and expensive in the 1970's, and so few people could program one, that not many people would have wanted to have one cluttering up their home for no good reason. It's only with the benefit of hindsight that we can see how both the size and expense issues were dealt with, and with the invention of the BASIC programming language, computing "for the masses" became a reality.
Josh Lassiter Gaming (1 year ago)
Moral of this video "no matter how smart you are, you can still make the biggest f***ing mistakes" - Said no one until now
Pocket Art (1 year ago)
''The world will end in 2000'' - 1999
senko ukura (1 year ago)
you forgot... blockbuster executive: your product will never catch on. @netflix founders as they tryed to sell Netflix to blockbuster.
senko ukura (1 year ago)
you forgot... blockbuster executive: your product will never catch on. @netflix founders as they tryed to sell Netflix to blockbuster.
Roman Soiko (1 year ago)
I love how Einstein was wrong about nuclear power it was his theory of relativity that led to it
Ian Macfarlane (1 year ago)
I think Lord Kelvin may have been joking about x-rays, (just my opinion, no basis in fact) but it's amazing how pompous these proclamations are.
Leberon Jamames (1 year ago)
i still think einstein's being sarcastic
Marek P (2 years ago)
Any link to that Einstein quote? Because he was the one to understand these things, you know;-)
Kris Sisk (2 years ago)
To be fair, some of these predictions were accurate if you limit them to the versions of the technology at the time. There really was only a market for about 5 of the multi-million dollar range, gymnasium sized computational engines that were available in the forties. You could accomplish the same tasks they did for less by filling the same gymnasium with salaried, abacus-wielding mathematicians. It is only when they shrunk to fit into a room that wasn't purpose built for them while simultaneously becoming more powerful and less expensive that the market grew. Others really should have been true. Edison's light bulb, for instance, was the worst of about half a dozen different light bulb designs available at the time and was only slightly less expensive than Tesla's far superior (in terms of efficiency and brightness) fluorescent bulb.
Edward Wood (2 years ago)
The Decca executive wasn't being as stupid as people think. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in that plane crash; Jerry Lee Lewis was in prison, and Elvis was drafted into the Army: many people seriously believed that rock & roll was on the way out. The success of the Beatles took everyone by surprise.
Phillip M (2 years ago)
Even the smartest people around can say some of the dumbest things ever said. Forest gump "stupid is as stupid does"
John Casteel (2 years ago)
Prediction #1. By 1936, Goddard already had nearly 10 years of experience working with liquid fueled rockets. British scientists during WWII said rockets would never work in outer space because there is no air for it to push against about the time that Germans started dropping V-2's on London.
Ridiculous lil man (2 years ago)
these people are so dumb
ToxiccFox98 (1 year ago)
Ridiculous lil man Albert Einstein is dumb ? you look like your 10 so I'll give you some slack .
Ridiculous lil man They're most likely smarter than you
Cheesy Knives (2 years ago)
As the odd1sout would say, *BOY WERE THEY WRONG!*
lakshen47 (2 years ago)
Well Maxim was right in that in made war as they knew it, impossible. And it did make war less terrible.
Simone G (2 years ago)
It takes a big person to admit when they are wrong. Kudos to you, sir.
lakshen47 (2 years ago)
I just read up on it, and you're right. The stagnating trench warfare of WW1 was the direct result of the machinegun :) My bad, I has gotten in my mind that interlocking fire had made charges over no mans land impossible and thus ended trench warfare, but I see now that this was wrong :)
BigHorseFilm (2 years ago)
Trench warfare was the result of the Maxim and other machine guns, as well as other modern weapons of war. Previously battles were fought in the open, with armies lined up in ranks. The trenches were dug in order to protect men from these new weapons of war.
lakshen47 (2 years ago)
+Gammareign Are you serious? It made trench warfare impossible, sitting in a tench being bombarded with shells, having an average life expectancy of 6 weeks. If you don't think the maxim machine gun made war less terrible, you have no empathy.
Gammareign (2 years ago)
No. It made war more terrible.
Sherry Conner (2 years ago)
# 14 sounds like my dad. Lol
Chrice Chiu (2 years ago)
The Vietnam one was the one that made me lose it XD
Monica ky mama (2 years ago)
These were fantastic!! I laughed out loud... literally!!😀😀
Luna Tic (2 years ago)
Boy, IBM was a bunch of downers!!! No faith in humanity O.o
Yiu Yeung Kan (2 years ago)
1080p HD?
Autumn-Alex L (2 years ago)
2:34 im watching this on my computer in my house
King_Culton (2 years ago)
What about the world ending in 2012 or 13
Greg Culton After 2012, Call of Duty went to shit
King_Culton (2 years ago)
+Kainy-Boy Gamer thanks
Das Führer (2 years ago)
That was actually horrible, the economy did gain insane amounts of gain but it did cause panic through alot of people, it was from a mayan calender, now it's thought that it meant a new age, not the end of the world.
King_Culton (2 years ago)
+NawtNCosmic oh lol
NawtNCosmic (2 years ago)
That was just a bunch of retards gathering together.
Anonymous Coward (2 years ago)
It is easy to look at these lists with hind sight but predicting the future is mostly impossible because we cannot tell what innovation is coming and from where. when the prediction of only 5 or 20 computers would ever be needed it was a time when a computer was the size of a house.
Anonymous Coward (2 years ago)
You could add 100% of long term weather predictions to the list we are @ over 900 and 0 but global warming is legit? when your government throws 5+ billion at global warming scientist it is to purchase a result that is not science.
thegreeenbeast (2 years ago)
He says it doesnt and that all scientists have been bought, because trustworthy politicians and energy companies have told him that.
Jack of Spades (2 years ago)
+Anonymous Coward I'm confused, are you saying that global warming does or doesn't exist?
coweatsman (2 years ago)
The tourists in Vietnam in the 60s was half right. It's just that the "tourists" were on a "tour of duty".
anndillm (2 years ago)
This was extremely beneficial motivation for me today. Thank you !!
ThePhluff (2 years ago)
Global Warming should be on this list.
SWI (2 years ago)
+ThePhluff Good one.
Travis (2 years ago)
#16 is kinda true.
Erik Lyngstad-Hughes (2 years ago)
Sailor Barsoom (2 years ago)
Let's see if I can paste when I edit a comment, since I can't when I first write it. Why yes, yes I can! "space travel is utter bilge" Richard van der Riet Woolley, British Astronomer Royal, 1956. This was a year before Sputnik and thirteen years before the first Moon landing.
WadelDee (2 years ago)
"Who would ever pay for a box on a head when you can feel just as immersed to a game with a traditional computer screen?" -- Sorry, I don't remember where I heard that.
PokeEmblem 692 (2 years ago)
+WadelDee Oh. Well, we'll have to wait and see. 
WadelDee (2 years ago)
+PokeEmblem 692 Well, there's the PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. But it's still uncertain if they will be successful.
PokeEmblem 692 (2 years ago)
+WadelDee Is there a console being released like that?
WadelDee (2 years ago)
+PokeEmblem 692 It's about the head-mounted display. I've heard many sources that say you don't need it to immerse into the game. However, I don't remember any of them. Except for this webcomic here: http://www.npccomic.com/comic/2015/10/09/game-immersion/
PokeEmblem 692 (2 years ago)
James Monahan (2 years ago)
"The Horse is here to stay", I think he got that one right. As we Humans evolve our technology, we will move past the need for Automobiles. It is most likely that Horses will still be around at that time. However, horses will not be the number one source of land transportation that they once were. Or, at least, this is what the Horses and I all hope.
Jeff Schwartz (3 years ago)
Also- all of the flags placed on the moon (they are all American flags as nobody else has ever landed on the moon) are now completely white!!!!! The direct sunlight - has bleached all of the flags. It does not happen on Earth - due to our atmosphere!!!!!!
Jeff Schwartz (3 years ago)
You have to understand that Thomas Edison DO NOT invent the light bulb!!!!!!! At the time - it cost about $4.75 to make a light bulb which meant that the shelf cost would be about $10!!!!!!! Edison simply made a light bulb that cost 7 cents to make and about $0.50 cents to sell commercially!!!!!!!!
Mario Julio (3 years ago)
number 20 was not wrong. at the time (1943), there was in fact market for maybe only 5 computers in the world.
Sandra Saracco (3 years ago)
have u guys seen the batman vs superman comercial?! its so cool!!!! 😃😃
Sandra Saracco No it wasn't. The movie we're at school shit as well.
Spicy Boy (3 years ago)
I'd say that probably the best prediction that was proven wrong made by someone famous was Bill Gates saying "We will most likely have fixed spam by 2006".
Felix Phang (3 years ago)
This prove there are so many stupid people with big name and great position not doing positive influence but criticize and curse possibilities
McOddzen (3 years ago)
Well heck, i'll make my own "My Youtube channel will not reach 1,000 suscribers by the end of 2015" see? false prediction.
McOddzen (2 years ago)
+adam sandle darn
adam sandle (2 years ago)
You have 25 Pfffft...
those are opinions
leighatkins22 (3 years ago)
O.o Well, I just know where to start...
Stainmaster Zinc (3 years ago)
You're going to have to update the list with the kooks that said the world was going to end in September 2015.
Wind of change (3 years ago)
These people got rekt
Edward Wood (2 years ago)
After World War One, the US had a captured German battleship, and no one knew what to do with it. Billy Mitchell, an Army officer, wanted to try an experiment: to see if a modern steel-hulled battleship could be sunk by bombs dropped from an airplane. The Secretary of the Navy volunteered to stand on the bridge of that ship when the bombs came down. Old-time Navy officers wept as they watched the ship sink.
+Edward Wood K
Edward Wood (2 years ago)
Despite the use of air power in World War One, the old-timers clung to the belief that airplanes were just toys for rich people. (Twenty years earlier, they said the same thing about the telephone). Just another example of the experts being proved wrong, and being dragged kicking and screaming into the future. P.S. Go to Amazon and order a copy of "The Experts Speak - The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation" by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky. P.S. The same pollsters who failed to predict the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, and the yes vote on Brexit, assure us that Hillary will be our next President; my money's on Trump.
Edward Wood How is that relevant to this video?
Edward Wood (3 years ago)
"There's nothing left for us to do; the greatest motion picture of all time has already been made." One studio executive to another, at the opening of "Birth of a Nation," in 1915.
Kossolax the Foresworn (3 years ago)
people sure used to be pathetic and stupid.
SWI (2 years ago)
+Domoez Kids of today have higher IQ's and general signs of intelligence than they've ever had.
Dixie Normas (2 years ago)
+MrAnimepredator You don't seem to understand that they were viewing the future from the past. There was no way to know certain things. Hell, 15 years ago I NEVER would have imagined that we'd have smart phones. Touch technology was almost unheard of other than the rare kiosk and they were big, bulky, and barely worked correctly.
Kossolax the Foresworn (3 years ago)
+Domoez when looking how this generation is turning up. I dont think we have to wait for 100 years. kids already are fucking idiots. 
April Lam (3 years ago)
This just prove that sometimes u don't have to listen to everyone in order for ur dreams to come true
SF Ziddy (3 years ago)
What's 9+10? 0:59
switchtalent123 (3 years ago)
IBM is on the list twice lol
Borislav Gridnev (3 years ago)
My prediction is: one day PS3 will get dead,and some time when the PS5 arrives,PS4 will die.
Borislav Gridnev (3 years ago)
Where is 2012? Where is 2006 June 6th
Goreuncle (3 years ago)
0:10 Actually, that quote has been taken out of context. Einstein never thought about using neutrons to start the nuclear fission process, he was talking about alpha particles (using alpha particles for that is a complete waste that produces no energy return, so he was right in that regard). But in 1939 Leo Szilard (a colleague of Einstein) visited him and explained how it would be possible to start a nuclear fission reaction using neutrons instead of alpha particles. Einstein realized that this could actually be done and so he changed his mind. Then Szilard wrote a letter to FDR, which Einstein signed, warning him about nuclear power and the possibility that the nazis could be developing atomic weapons...this is pretty much how the Manhattan Project got started. 1:11 Actually, that was probably the case in 1943, I wouldn't call that a prediction, I would call it awareness within a given historical context. Just remember that even in the 1990s most people didn't really see the advantage of having a pc or a cell phone, I still remember those times, it's truly a bygone age, XD. I mean, even in the year 2000 my parents were still reluctant to buy a pc and they didn't have cell phones. 2:53 Obvious sales pitch. "With this machine gun the number of casualties in each side will soar", that isn't a good slogan, don't you think? It's much better to use the "preventive" slogan instead, even if it's total bs. I mean, now wars are only preventive, right? They don't say "let's kill and get killed because we want their resources", the sales pitch is "let's start a preventive war to avoid terrorist attacks/save people/other bs". Same logic applies here. I mean, even the Romans built their empire using that same slogan, XD, "kill the barbarians before they invade us again" or "destroy Carthage before they hit us again".
MakeNewAdventures (3 years ago)
Be careful who you doubt or judge. Great Video!
BornToRunBarefoot (3 years ago)
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the U.S. patent office in 1899
BornToRunBarefoot (3 years ago)
“In a few years Apple will not longer exist and that is sad.” - Steve Jobs during an interview, December 1995
wew lad (3 years ago)
Television might actually not last... I don't own a TV anymore and most of my friends don't have cable anymore either... The people with cable/satellite TV is decreasing. That one might actually be true.
wew lad (3 years ago)
+Maddinhpws yeah that's true.
Maddinhpws (3 years ago)
+Get Shwifty Yeah but that is only, because a new medium came up. They never considered something like a computer could actually exist and do that sort of thing. The action of watching tv and watching netflix is the same.
megajoeant (3 years ago)
No offence but I think that's called "you and your friends can't afford a tv."and how old are you because your friends parents might just make an excuse for that
Xiamara Brooks (3 years ago)
+ЯΛVξN ИμLL yes
MalekitGJ (3 years ago)
+ЯΛVξN ИμLL btw, are u gonna answer or not?
mundotaku (3 years ago)
1:53 omg that picture is the exit that I take in Miami to go home !!!!
Playinglikea meng (3 years ago)
I kind of find the HG Wells one about him not believing in a submarine to be the craziest...considering he was a great sci fi writer you would think he would be the picture perfect guy to envision something like that...makes me truly wonder if maybe he had a very dry sense of humor and the quote was misconstrued sarcasm..
1ofakind (3 years ago)
I love it!
frank warner (3 years ago)
What about Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring"; it helped cause the ban of DDT, resulting in the deaths of millions. Or Paul Erlich's book "The Population Bomb;" That nitwit is still teaching.
T Orrent (3 years ago)
#21 - Reagan looked like a clown, Max Headroom was based on him. #17 - Cars *are* a fad, a century long one.  Many people can't afford and don't want cars anymore.  They're demanding and getting more public transit and bicycle roadway.  We've hit peak oil, and batteries have limitations. #14 - Digital Equipment Corporation (aka DEC) doesn't exist anymore.
hialeahsprings (3 years ago)
Number 17 not far from my hood
Turtles Are Nice (3 years ago)
Remember those people spending millions of dollars on the apocalypse of 12/12/12?
Abigail West (3 years ago)
TopDawg33 (3 years ago)
the tv thing is pretty accurate at this point
Manda Green (3 years ago)
Shafwan Dito (3 years ago)
"A rocket will never be able to leave earth's atmoshphere" - Ney York times 1936 Me: "Hah. Don't mess with the future bro!"
XxsmoshysydxX (3 years ago)
Can we please go back to horses?
AGuyNamedJacob (3 years ago)
Hell exists- the church
005Kirra (3 years ago)
There was this one person, i forgot his name but he was important. he sent 10,000 people to an island to help with all the hunger problems and he said "10,000 people is a lot of people! what if the island sinks?!"   im like "What the heck lol" an island isn't just floating on water its connected to the floor lol!"
the 5 second rule
Eric Taylor (3 years ago)
When an eminent scientist says something is impossible he or she is almost certainly wrong.
Eric Taylor (3 years ago)
+zakiducky That was the quote I was thinking of. As a person who has grown up with a "disability" I totally agree that you can't discover your limits until you push past your limits.    Test pilots call it, "pushing the outside of the envelope." The "envelope" is the limits that the plane can do. Max G's, max speed, max cargo weight.
zakiducky (3 years ago)
+Eric Taylor  "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong." -Arthur C. Clarke Your statement reminded me of that quote, so I looked it up and found it on Wikipedia. I quite like it.  Here's a couple more of his too from the same page: "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Together they're known as Clarke's Three Laws.
ace (3 years ago)
Nonsense! Humans will never fly!- Our stupid ancestors
ace (3 years ago)
+WarByte yeah
WarByte (3 years ago)
They're not necessarily stupid (maybe by today standards they are). I'd say just closed-minded.
bipul rayamajhee (3 years ago)
ace (3 years ago)
+MiaoCatLow Yupp
Pascal spooK (3 years ago)
4:10 Jules Verne knew better - 1869.
Nut house gaming (3 years ago)
God people were stupid and shallow in the past.
Nut house gaming (3 years ago)
+john silver Good point.
á̴̵̕ (3 years ago)
+Dahniver sanguine a lot of that was because in the middle ages they had no schools or other ways of gaining knowledge. they were born and died farmers. and those who did get education (church, royality, aristocrats etc) didn't freely share it with the masses, because knowledge = power. without extensive knowledge that may rival our today's levels they wouldn't be able to build the pyramids for example. that stuff has been built with such precision that it still baffles current scientists how did they do it.
Deadi22 (3 years ago)
+atomic jacob dont forget narcissistic and anti social,
atomic jacob (3 years ago)
+MiaoCatLow they will also call us greedy, short- sighted , self-destructive, brutal, wasteful, wicked, did i mention greedy bastards?
Whats scary is the things that people take as fact today will end up in a top 25 things accepted as facts but were really myths.
Fanis Patitsas (3 years ago)
Well they did get the last prediction almost right...
Nume Moon (3 years ago)
You forgot one of the most famous of all predictions proven horribly wrong: "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass..." - Jesus Christ. There are many people that interpret this to mean that Christ was talking about the people of his own time witnessing the signs of Revelations during their lives. He said he would return "soon." It hasn't been soon at all, yet believers throughout the ages keep trying to show the time is now. No, wait... now. Really this time it's now. (And so on to this day...) No prediction of future events has ever been more wrong more often.
Monita Roy (3 years ago)
well in splatoon, Octopi and Squids became dominant after humans, with the sqids rising above the octopi. Idk, It's just a video game, but we all know what Deus Ex did right before 9/11
á̴̵̕ (3 years ago)
+Monita Roy who knows. back when dinosaurs were the dominant species mammals were barely around, so it might be something unexpected. or it could be chimps. they can learn things and teach others, use crude tools and they even go to wars with other chimp tribes. or maybe it could be dolphins, they are pretty intelligent too. it'd be interesting to see intelligent aquatic species. or maybe we'll end up breaking the planet so badly we'll drive the entire life on earth extinct and nothing will anymore.
Monita Roy (3 years ago)
+john silver *sigh* which species is next in the line of domination and eventual demise?
á̴̵̕ (3 years ago)
+Monita Roy yeah, that's been the truth since before written history. thanks to greed many humans will always find a way to ruin things for everyone else if it benefits them.
Monita Roy (3 years ago)
+john silver I knew humanity were idiots!
Nicholas Hartle (3 years ago)
What about "Everything that will ever been invented already has." That was said in the late 1800's.
Kushal Chakrabarti (3 years ago)
the last one is a bit too funny!!!
kataline the viking (3 years ago)
I will have hope in humanity-me
Jacob Albrecht (3 years ago)
My theory is that relative to something (or an axis independent of gravity), we already are traveling faster than the speed of light. And, I'm not an idiot, I've watched minutephysics before to understand the current reasoning of the times.
The Smissmas Pyro (3 years ago)
This comment does not have a spelling mistake.
Emilio Camacho (3 years ago)
telephones will never have a place in the market- dumbs
Nicholas Belz (3 years ago)
Does any1 remember when IBM was the biggest company in tech? Man, that changed. Fuck them.
Mulberryman (3 years ago)
makes you wonder about all the things todays eggheads are so sure are true
Mr Fwee (3 years ago)
Dr. Boom is a crappy legendary. -Trump 2014
Thatguy (3 years ago)
They said I'd never get laid LOOK AT ME KNOW BITCH
Joe American (3 years ago)
the machine gun has not made war more terrible, do you know how brutal the past wars have been, long before the gun was ever invented
AP 246 (3 years ago)
Far less brutal than the world wars? No war even comes close to the brutality of WW2.
saltypork101 (3 years ago)
Just goes to show, never say never. Absolutist statements like these are almost always wrong.
Prince Bee (3 years ago)
Number 1 should be about the people saying that the titanic will never sink.
Jamedy (3 years ago)
Want horribly wrong predictions? about the thing uh FNAF FNAF 2: The mask is used to protect you from W.Animatronics but the Toys ones will kill u if you wear it PROVED HORRIBLY WRONG FNAF 2: The triangle is when an animatronic is in the office                    HORRIBLY WRONG FNAF 2: The triangle is when foxy is out                 FUCKING HORRIBLY WRONG
Enrie Martinez (3 years ago)
I think the moon landing is a hoax

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