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Date: 08/13/15 03:15 PM

26 Responses to 25 Failed Tech Predictions By Famous People [Pix]

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    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 10:25 am
    Link: 25 Failed Tech Predictions By Famous People - Whats your prediction of our technological future?
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    srximus Male 30-39
    182 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    Many of these are pulled right out of context. Many are also a political statements in orderd to secure own or redicule competitiors bussines ideas.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
    710 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    High Speed rail is impossible in North America -- only because of OldOllie and the fact that I`m drunk.
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    "Man is causing the worlds climate to be irreversibly changed by CO2 emissions, unless you bankrupt yourselves and transfer massive amounts of wealth from the poor to the rich via green subsidies you will see the planet die"
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    High Speed rail is impossible in North America -- only because of OldOllie and the fact that I`m drunk.
    Oh, I believe high-speed rail is quite possible. If you guys keep voting Democrat, they`ll raise our taxes to the point that we won`t be able to afford to keep our cars, and they`ll use the money to subsidize public transportation which couldn`t exist otherwise. Then we`ll only be able to go where they want us to go and when they want us to go there, but I`m betting it will be really fast! ;-)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm
    "When the government takes over the health care system, everyone will have good health care."
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm
    I was expecting the one Bill Gates came out with saying something like `i can`t imagine anyone ever needing more than 640K of ram`.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    worst thing anyone can ever do in science is to doubt its capabilities, to limit their imaginings of it.

    skynet is coming b*tches.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm
    I hope skynet has chips.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2014 at 8:52 pm
    OldOllie
    "When the government takes over the health care system, everyone will have good health care."
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    Not after the Republicans tear it to shreds and keep it from being anything more than a shadow of what Obama intended.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    August 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm
    Um, who tore it to shreds? Not one single Republican, NOT ONE voted for it. It was a 100% Democrat bill, designed, written, passed and signed by NOTHING but Democrats.

    Then it was "torn to shreds and kept from blah, blah, blah" by the constant post-passage rewriting by President Obama. He has illegally changed the law, what, 18 times since it was passed? Now, who tore it to shreds exactly? Try logic sometime.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2348 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 12:20 am
    Almost 20% of the vacuums in the US are nuclear powered. Rutherford is correct. Moonshine is a dangerous business.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 1:23 am
    A lot of these are not incorrect assumptions but more likely people fearing for their jobs and way of life.
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    spanz Male 50-59
    879 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 2:12 am
    "When the government takes over the health care system, everyone will BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR OWN DOCTOR."
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    spanz Male 50-59
    879 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 2:14 am
    "hey dear, you will NEVER be able to get that huge thing inside of my...."
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    barry9 Male 70 & Over
    673 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 2:15 am
    Of course, if you want to read about people that think crazy tech would work when it doesn`t, just go and have a look at a few patents. Sure, some are real, but there`s a hell of a lot of craziness in there that people believe will be successful, especially in the time period all of the above quotes were from.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2014 at 4:41 am
    Only Sith deal in absolutes.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 4:43 am
    To those of you arguing about government-run healthcare: it`s not a bad idea just because your government messed it up.

    Everywhere else has managed to do it pretty successfully. Your way of doing it isn`t the only way.

    Seriously...you`re like some idiot child dipping the handle end in the paint and loudly exclaiming "Painting is stupid! It doesn`t work!"
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 4:57 am
    "There`s just not that many videos I want to watch." - Steve Chen, CTO and co-founder of YouTube
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 6:48 am
    Musuko42
    "Seriously...you`re like some idiot child dipping the handle end in the paint and loudly exclaiming `Painting is stupid! It doesn`t work!`"
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    Best comment ever.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 8:15 am
    "I don`t understand the concept nor the science, therefore I will loudly dismiss it as impractical and quite likely impossible." – thousands of people claiming to be scientists.
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    RandomNoun Male 18-29
    706 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 9:39 am
    Ha. Morons.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5434 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5434 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm
    "It`s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future."
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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm
    "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They`re illegal. They`re against the United Nations resolutions, and we`ve so far discovered two. And we`ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven`t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they`re wrong, we found them." - George W. Bush, lying his butt off in a 2003 interview.

    George W. Bush, so bad at comprehending reality that he can`t even "predict" the PAST.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm
    HIEv: Perhaps it`s you that needs to get history correct.

    CNN Link 1
    CNN Link 2

    I`ll give you a moment to gather yourself and blame Bush for something else.

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