Sunday, February 20, 2011

Epic Fails: Technology Forecasts...

An amusing collection of forecasts by the experts and pundits of the past – every one of them an epic fail.  These make very clear something that most people figure out if they live long enough: the experts of today have no particular skill at divining the future.

Just as a sample, here's one from one of my personal heroes: Lee de Forest, one of the pioneers of electronics (he invented the first practical vacuum amplifiers, the triode):
While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.
Heh, as the Instapundit would say...

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