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6 Hilariously Wrong Predictions
Not all predictions are created equal. Let's talk about that. â™ª (theme music) â™ª Gooooooooood Mythical Morning! Predicting the future is not easy. You know whyé Because the future hasn'thappened yet. But there it is again. There's the future. There it is again. Welcome to the future. There it is. There it is! But the thing is, is that it's difficult to predict 'cause there's so many factors, so trying to make an accurate prediction is risky business.
In fact, take Steve Chen, cofounderof YouTube. Back in 2005, he questioned the future of YouTube by saying, quot;There'sjust not that many tutorials I wanna watch.quot; I mean, come on! There's not! Clearly, he did not understand the power of Family Feud bloopers, Russian dash camfootage, and Good Mythical Morning! Heeeeey! Here's the thing: If you makea bold prediction and you're right, you look awesome. Yeah. But if you make a bold prediction and you get it wrong, then two guys on the internet end up talking about you on a show called Good Mythical Morning.
Let's do that! Okay, we're gonna start with one made in 1913. This prediction was. this is 1913,at the beginning of the silent film era. Of course! It was said that, quot;Cinema is little more than a fad!quot; Mm! Guess who said that, Link. Mmm. Jean Claude Van Damme. Nooooooooo. (crew laughs) As an infant. No. wasn't born. No, he wouldn't've been alive. (Rhett) Charlie Chaplin! You may have heard of him.
Oh, the irony! At the time, he was a struggling actor. He told one of his colleagues at the studio he was working at, he says, quot;I'm thinkin' about gettin' outta the business.quot; I don't know what Charlie Chaplin talked like. Well, silent films. Pfft! He talked silently. He said. (laughs) He said, quot;I'm getting out of the businessbecause cinema is little more than a fad.quot; Well, you all know that it wasn't a fad. Mm. He went on to have an amazing career as anactor and a film maker, 60 years.
But I will point out that I am glad that the silent part was a fad. Point it out! Point it out, brother! Because I recently got this amazing sound system installed at my home, and we have not watched one silent movie yet, because silent films. You can't hear 'em! And I'm not into that. Well, there's music. There is music, but it's added later. You've never watched a silent film, clearly. (crew laughs) They just don't there's no dialogue. I like sound effects. (Link) Lord Kelvin. (Rhett) Oh yes.
(Link) The British mathematician and physicist who confirmed the existence of absolute zero, in fact, the measurement oftemperature known as quot;Kelvinquot; was named after this dude. I've heard of that! Everything he says has to be true, rightéMmmm, I dunno. In 1895, he confidently stated, (gruffly) quot;Xrays will prove to be a hoax.quot; I think he's right about that. I've never trusted an xray. (normally) No, he was extra wrong about that. He was full of iffy predictions. He also said, (gruffly) quot;Radio has no future.quot;
10 PREDICTIONS about the FUTURE That Were Hilariously WRONG
(futuristic noises) You know, you'd think we'd have time machines by now. So, people have always predicted what the future's going to look like. It's something that'sjust really interested people for a long time, which is probably whythere's a new Hollywood movie
that takes place in thefuture every couple months. But interestingly, alot of the predictions that took place back in the day were about the time that we live in right now. For example, remember Back to the Futureé Well they travel to October 21 2015, which is just next year,and I don't think we're any closer to having hoverboards than we were then.
But it's not just oldmovies, there's a lot of documented predictions from the past about what our future wouldlook like that are just absolutely ridiculous. So I gathered the 10 best, or worst, to share with you guys, so here they are, 10 predictions about the future that were hilariously wrong.
Number one is: everyonewill have jetpacks. In 1966 Reader's Digest predicted a whole different world thanwhat actually happened. Featured on the cover of the magazine is a painting by Fred Freemanshowing life in the year 1999, with people in jetpacks,a dome climate controlled city and moving sidewalks. But, to be honest with you, I can't really
hate on them for havingsuch a wild imagination at the time, I mean that'sreally all they had. I looked up major world events in 1966 and there was a famine inIndia, but that's about as exciting as it got, itwasn't exactly an exciting time to be alive. Number two is helicopterswill replace cars. In 1951 Mechanics Illustratedpublished an article
that predicted that helicopterswould be a cheap mode of transportation in thefuture that would replace cars. The prediction was based off an engineer's theoretical design in the1930s of a personal helicopter that could be sold tothe average consumer. There was only onesmall design flaw in it, which was that it requiredhuman legs as landing gear. No wonder this thing never came to be,