"Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail." —Arthur Summerfield, U.S. Postmaster General under Eisenhower, 1959
The purpose of this blog is to collect and record examples of the numerous predictions, forecasts, etc... that turned out to be hopelessly wrong.
Please feel free to submit any examples of bad forecasts, with additional evidence of the forecast error if possible, unless its wildly obvious like a prediction that 'the world will end in 1985'. Send any submissions to BadPredictions-at-gmail-dot-com.