Top 10 Worst Technology Predictions Of All Time

Added by Edan Barak on Mar 16, 2017

Human history is filled with predictions; some right, some wrong, and some so completely, utterly wrong that they've made today's top ten list. You might find it hard to believe that some of the quotes here were actually said, but just remember: hindsight is 20-20.

We've decided to bring the biggest offenders to light, and believe me, we're not letting anyone off the hook.


Telephones? We are not amused!

"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.

As of yet, a messenger boy that could carry your message as fast as a telephone line has not been found, but we believe the British are still searching.


Even a billionaire's vision can be too narrow

"We will never make a 32 bit operating system." — Bill Gates.

Famous for founding Microsoft and bringing the Windows operating system to the world, Bill Gates is considered a visionary and a true genius. The fact that some of his predictions were so wildly off only goes to show how even the most gifted have been wrong in their careers, and that it doesn't matter at all.

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