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Prediction blunders

There have been plenty of predictions over the years that have never materialised – I’m sure if we went back to the 1950s there would be a few people who would be surprised (and perhaps disappointed) that in the year 2009 we hadn’t all set up holidays home on the moon! But what are the worst technology predictions of all time? According to T3 magazine, some have come from some very prominent figures, namely Alan Sugar and Bill Gates. Sir Alan is quoted as saying the iPod would be ‘dead’ by 2006 whereas Mr Gates apparently said that no-one would ever need more than 640 kilobits of memory on their PC and that the issue of spam would be solved by now. But alas we all know that these nuggets of wisdom were in fact false – especially the latter. For the full list, have a look here.

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