The Internet at the Speed of Thought

Dumb Predictions Made by Smart People

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Ken Olson

predictions ken olson computer

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“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

Erasmus Wilson

predictions erasmus wilson electricity

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“When the Paris Exhibition [of 1878] closes, electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it.”

The New York Times

predictions new york times rocket ships

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“A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.”