Famous Quotes that were Wrong

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Can you name the famous quotes people said which ended up wrong?

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'There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.'
'If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women.'
'We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out anyway.'
'Transmission of documents via telephone wires is possible in principle, but the apparatus required is so expensive that it will never become a practical proposition.'
'There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States.'
'The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most.'
'We will bury you.'
'Space travel is bunk.'
'To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land ali
'Space travel is utter bilge.'
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'You ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving a truck.'
'If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one.'
'Television won't last. It's a flash in the pan.'
'Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.'
'That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done [research on]... The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.'
'I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.'
'Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.'
'The energy produced by the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.'
'There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean the atom would have to be shattered at will.'
'Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.'

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