Dec-29-13 By IdeaConnection
At this time of year more than at any other, the soothsayers come out of the woodwork to predict what’s going to happen in the near future with innovations that could revolutionize our lives.
Sticking your neck out like this is a bit of a gamble and the province of the brave, foolish or supremely confident. History is littered with dozens of examples of people who’ve had to eat their words.
Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing, but even so, for a bit of fun we thought we’d publish some memorable quotes from those who got it oh so wrong.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” (1895) - Lord Kelvin, mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society.