Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners and other blunders
No matter how smart they are, nobody can predict the future. Sure, there are plenty of documented predictions that coincidentally foresaw some of history’s biggest events before they happened, but that’s either due to fantastic insight or sheer luck.
The truth is that everybody makes mistakes, and even experts in a given industry can incorrectly make assumptions or fail to see what the future has in store for their fields.
Don’t believe me? How about that time Bill Gates said, “We will never make a 32-bit operating system”?
On the following pages, you’ll find some of history’s smartest minds saying some of the dumbest things. Their misplaced predictions may surprise you, but at the end of the day, it’ll help you realize that we all say stupid things from time to time.