You Never Know What the Future Holds…

Some great Failed Technology Predictions

“Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as ‘railroads’ … As you may well know, Mr. President, ‘railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.”

Martin Van Buren-Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1830ish

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~ by katoque on June 9, 2009.

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