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What Do the Experts Say? Read and flipped today from source Tim Gustafson: “Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby writes of the uncanny ability of experts to get things hopelessly, cataclysmically wrong.” A quick glance at recent history shows he’s right. The great inventor Thomas Edison, for instance, once declared that talking movies would never replace silent films. And in 1928, Henry Ford declared, “People are becoming too intelligent ever to have another war.” Countless other predictions by “experts” have missed the mark badly. Genius obviously has its limits. ▶ Read it on Flipboard▶ Read it on
The topic helped me to recall other notable predictions that never came true like the famous one by Charles H. Duell was the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” Most patent attorneys have also heard that the quote is…