Predictions About the Future That History Proved Way, Way Wrong

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Predictions about the future lives of humanity are everywhere, from movies to news to novels. Some of them prove remarkably insightful, while others, less so. Luckily, historical records allow the people of the present to peer into the past and revisit some of the zanier predictions.

All of the following predictions have proven absolutely, irrefutably wrong. Some are laughably, ridiculously incorrect, while others seem like fantastic daydreams — possibilities that time forgot. Fortunately, there is still enough time for some of them to come true.