I don't think some of these are dumb. Some of these make perfect sense with what information they had available
@PickUpDaSope, I was thinking that, it's no dumber than us trying to predict what the future will be like.
@PickUpDaSope, yeah, and we do have nuclear powered vacuum cleaners.. My house runs off electricity from a nuclear power plant and my vacuum runs off of that.
@PickUpDaSope, and Charlie Chaplin was only partly wrong. Although TV and movies have become huge, live theatre is also bigger than ever. Do people do like flesh and blood on stage. We just also like it canned.
I'm not sure the New York Times counts as a "smart person"...
Notice how Tesla isn't on this list
@hannabanana, because Tesla didn't make predictions. He made inventions.
@The Manwhore, ah, but so did Edison
@hannabanana, Technically Edison only made his inventions to discredit Tesla because Tesla wanted to distribute electricity freely to the entire world, meanwhile Edison was conducting his work for American power corporations.
@hannabanana, Edison was more of a business man than invetor
@The Manwhore, Kinda like the Steve Jobs to Steve Wozniak
@hannabanana, because he's Tesla; he's always right. Although, his love-relationship with a pidgeon was a mess, and while he claimed to be in possession of wireless power conduction and a tank-melting death beam, he never proved actually having either.
@hannabanana, Edison was a duck! That's right, I said it. A big fat duck. You win this time autocorrect.
"Ugh, I'm never drinking again."
- me, every Sunday morning
@Dragalong Droopy, *implying you're smart
I like how most of these are misquotes, or taken out of context
Charlie Chaplin was and is still on-point with that comment...
@DeathbyBadgers, tell me more about how millions of people across the world don't flock to their local cinema every weekend
@Baynality, yikes admittedly when I first read the quote and commented I thought "flesh and blood" meant something completely different. *gladiator flashbacks* you're on-point sir (or Madame)
@DeathbyBadgers, Sir will suffice. And don't worry, I still love you.
But.. Charlie Chaplin isn't wrong.
You can't just quote the entire New York Times and say they are a "smart person". It's a group of moderate to intelligent people some well below some well above.
"Your dlck is too small and no woman will ever lay with you"-Albert Einstein.
@VibratingButtChomper, "You know vhat's ze smartest sing to come out your mouth? Mein doodle! I'm Einstein, bitch!"
-Albert Einstein, Robot Chicken
A few thoughts:
-technically, vacuums in neighborhoods powered by nuclear reactors are using nuclear power
-I think H G Wells wrote "10,000 Leagues Under the Sea" so unless that quote is false, it was probably in the context of his book
-the boeing guy was saying that with the purpose of advertising to make it sound good. Like "nothing will ever be better! Try it now for $999!"
-Ironically, "To no one in particular" sounds to me like a cool name for a music group
We'll never instantly teleport people... thought it was worth a shot.
But, but, Thomas Edison wasn't a smart person. He was an asshole that stole from smart people.
"Brr is cold will never get a top comment" -President Obama, 1936
@Brr Is Cold, looks like he's right.
Alex Lewyt might want to hear about Fallout
Well, Thomas Edison did get his way for a while though. Marketerengineer in that case
Number 3 depends on what you mean by better. Cable is better than satellite in some situations, just like satellite is better than cable in others. And then there's satellite internet, which just sucks.
Well Alex lewpt has never played Fallout.
I mean the Charlie Chaplin one is pretty accurate.
Well some vacuums do run on nuclear power (in a way).
That's William Preece, that's Rutherford B Hayes
Weird sex look from ole chappers there.