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Date: 07/18/09 09:04 AM

42 Responses to 30 Failed Predictions About Technology

  1. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 9:22 am
    Link: 30 Failed Predictions About Technology - So much fail, for so many smart eggheads making brainy predictions.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 9:35 am
    uploader is hot
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 9:39 am
    "uploader is hot"

    i second that.

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    Standards Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 9:43 am
    For #19, with the atom thing: Didn`t Albert Einstein come up with the idea for the Manhattan Project`s atom bomb?
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    Ste08 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 9:48 am
    thirded.. a lot of stupid people say a lot of stupid things. this isnt amazing
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    Trixxie Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
    @ standards, wasnt it oppenheimer?
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    perigee Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 10:28 am
    This article killed any belief I held that people can still use good English. Interesting though, once it was decoded.
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    pajamaninja Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Don`t lose faith yet Perigee, I`m willing to bet that English isn`t this authors first language but he wanted to share his list in English because the quotes were English.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 11:13 am
    yeah pajamaninja, i got that impression too
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 11:13 am
    "uploader is hot"
    i treplicate that
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    insane99 Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2009 at 11:20 am
    @standards, einstein came up with the idea for the atomic bomb, yes. what he was saying is that he didn`t think it could be used to *harvest* energy, only to use as a destructive force.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    July 18, 2009 at 11:44 am
    just proves scientists DONT know everything.
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    "just proves scientists DONT know everything."

    Very true, but neither do they claim to know everything.

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    aram200 Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    HAhahah Rets for the win
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    Never say it`s not possible just say it is VERY VERY unlikely.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    This was very poorly written.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    There are two types of current, alternating and direct. These two types were competing for the first electriciy grid and Thomas Eddison was setting up a direct current one. That is the story behind #8.
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    Enigman Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    The overall grammar of the writer made me want to stab kittens.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    I find this article to be rather inspiring. PCs came out in the 70s, today we have core i7 processors. Imagine what we`ll have tomorrow.

    Oh, and jinxiejae is an imbecile. I doubt many people in the 30-39 age group can be that foolish.

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    Nobody is going to get everything right.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    The only thing I think could have been plausable was the one about using computers in the home. Because if you think about it then you could only use computers for maths problems or whatever etc. whereas today we have only discovered the endless possibilities.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    ha i bet theres a million more in todays world
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    i like the one by bill gates. "we will never make a 32 bit operating system." (looks at computer) yeaaa....
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    Why is IBM often in stories like this?
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    I don`t get 13... We can do that now...
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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    Damnit, IAB. You broke it.
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    mamerv Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    Why is the heavier-than-air-flying machine on there twice. I understand it was from two different people decades apart but why 2.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:02 am
    in my defense scientists never said they did know everything. they insinuated a lot that the likely hood of their being wrong is as much as someone hitting the lottery twice. as for calling me an imbecile , that is hardly called for.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:10 am
    skewed view of science
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:19 am
    thats a little to far for me, most of those were at least a hundred years old....
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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:10 am

    "Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as `railroads` … As you may well know, Mr. President, `railroad` carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by `engines` which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed."

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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 2:36 am
    The guy who made this was pretty stupid.
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm
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    Baconeater Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    The engrish is killing me. Other than that it was nice.
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    Somnum Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Im thinking we will be thinking the same as in #27 in 10-20 years, when we are looking back at the war on piracy
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2009 at 11:47 am
    never say never
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    We didn`t think it was mathematically possible to break the sound barrier for the longest time. Our knowledge of the universe is only a passing glance at a tiny shimmer of reality.
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    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    Wow, love the one where it states that 15mph is a "breakneck speed". That made me lol.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Right, Alexandra Graham Bell invented the telephone (allegedly) and was British, so thats a load of c*ck for a start. Secondly, the first working submarines were made in the 1600`s by a dutch inventor and tested in the Thames. The americans had military subs in the 1800`s so I think they are taking Wells out of context as he did most of his work in the early 20th century. Yet another load of untrue or semi-accurate crud put together by some 13 year old to fool the credulous.
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    flipNhigh Male 18-29
    194 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    "8. Alternating Current – A waste of time
    Edison was fond of passing ridiculous arguments against his competitor George Westinghouse for AC power."
    Acutaly it was Nikola Tesla who was the "competitor" Westinghouse just funded Tesla`s work
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    September 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    wow interesting

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