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A few months back we shared a series of quotes from a few years back that showed how short-sighted even the brightest can be. Here’s a few more to add to that collection: Speed “What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?” The Quarterly Review, 1825 TV “While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially, I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need not waste time dreaming.” Lee Deforest, Scientist and Inventor, 1926 Transportation “As a means of rapid transit, aerial navigation could not begin to compete with the railroad.” William Baxter, Jr. Popular Science, 1901. Autos “The ordinary ‘horseless carriage’ is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the near future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle.” The Literary Digest, 1889

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