31 março 2006

Previsões erradas sobre o futuro


"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
-Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.

"It will be gone by June."
-Variety, passing judgement on rock 'n roll in 1955.

"The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad."
-The president of the Michigan Savings Bank to Henry Ford

"That virus is a pussycat."
–Dr. Peter Duesberg, professor at U.C. Berkeley, on HIV, 1988.

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
-H. M. Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, 1927.

"X-rays will prove to be a hoax."
-Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883.

"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable"
-Albert Einstein, 1932.

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