The Future is Full of Surprises!

Samuel Goldwyn repeatedly said, “Never make predictions especially about the future!” Nobody has really predicted future. Here is a list of some major blunders in ‘forecasting’ made by some of the world’s most prominent persons:

In 1926, Lee de Forest, the man who invented the cathode ray tube, said, “While theoretically Television may be feasible, I consider it an impossibility!

In 1943, Thomas. J. Watson, Chairman of the Board of IBM said, “I think there is a world market for about five computers!

In 1945, Admiral Leahy said this about the atomic bomb: “This is the biggest foolish thing we have ever done. The bomb will never be made, and I speak as an expert on explosives!

Said a recording company executive, turning down the Beetles in 1962: “We don’t think they will do anything in this market. The Guitar groups are on the way out!

The Business Week wrote in 1968: “With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry is not likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself!

As history has proved, none of the above predictions came true. Truly the future is full of surprises!


One thought on “The Future is Full of Surprises!

  1. It is true that future is full of surprises. But not every prediction becomes false. There are some predictions which became true. Nah! Why expect an prediction. Let’s live the life in our way…

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