From nuclear energy to telephones almost every new technology had its detractors. These are 25 famous predictions that were proven to be horribly wrong.
20. “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
15. “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
10. “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
5. “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” â Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878