When we think of geniuses and innovators, we usually marvel at the discoveries and inventions they have created that have helped better our society. These people were and are some of the smartest people in our society, we sometimes take whatever they say for granted. We trust these people and what they say because of their vast knowledge and experience in their fields. Well even some of the smartest people throughout history have been wrong from time to time. I’m not talking about a being wrong on some simple things. Some of these people who are revered throughout the world for their genius have made some extremely bold predictions about subjects in their fields. At the time, these people were at the top of their fields, so we had no reason to doubt what they said. As time has passed however, many of these predictions have been proven completely wrong. This goes to show you just how much time can change our thinking and understanding of certain subjects and concepts around the world. Check out these smart people’s horrible predictions.
1. This feat was actually accomplished while Einstein was still alive. I wonder how he felt about that.
2. He must have felt like just as much of a fool as Einstein.
3. Computers are such an integral part of our society today, it’s hard to imagine a time where someone would have said this.
4. Think about this, 8 years later we had a man on the moon.
5. Back then I can see why this publication may have thought that.
6. Who wouldn’t have trust this prediction? Coming from a mathematician and physicist, I probably would have believed it too.
7. Now, this is considered severely crude technology. Some people thought it would never even exist however.
8. I would never want one of those.
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