Failing to Predict the Future: A Deep Dive into 'The Worst Tech Predictions Ever

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James Altucher Logo  fiber_manual_record  Jan 26th, 2023


When Elon Musk tweets a one-character reply to your article and 2.3 million people view it, you've hit viral gold. That's what happened with Trung Phan's article about the worst tech predictions ever on the Sat Post substack; a retrospective look at some of the most inaccurate predictions in the technology industry. Some of the predictions discussed include the belief that the internet would be a passing fad, that smartphones would never catch on, and that social media would never be profitable. Trung also reflects on the reasons WHY these predictions were so far off the mark and the impact that these inaccuracies had on the industry. In today's episode, James and Trung discuss the predictors' motivations behind their statements, James talks about how his past predictions have affected his current life, and the two give some of their current predictions for the hotly debated topics of cryptocurrencies and AI. SatPost by Trung Phan | SubstackTrung Phan (@TrungTPhan) | The world's best Ai at your fingertips. ------------ Visit to read our idea lists & sign up to create your own!My new book Skip the Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever books are sold! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned. ------------ Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe to “The James Altucher Show”

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