Did Einstein really say that?

A few more bad predictions. I predict you will enjoy them.

1899: Everything that can be invented has been invented. [Charles Duell, US patent office]

1901: Man will not fly for 50 years. [Wilbur Wright]

1905: Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. [President Grover Cleveland]

1927: Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? [H. M. Warner]

1929: Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. [Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University]

1932: 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]

1936: A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere. [New York Times]

1955: Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years. [Alex Lewyt]

1958: We will bury you. [Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev]

1965: By 1985 machines will be capable of doing any work Man can do. [Herbert A. Simon]

1968: With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself. [Business Week]

1977: There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. [Ken Olson]


  1. Bleah........

    Taking the non-spiritual doomsday predictions of mere mortals seriously is for fools. God owns this planet, we don't.

  2. We live in an age of doomsday predictions. I have thought of having a t-shirt made saying I survived the end of the world so many times, but I seem to have lost count. I agree with crownring the predictions of us limited mortals rarely work out the way we think they will.

  3. Man can't really open his mouth apart from the wisdom of God without putting his foot in his mouth, can he?


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