It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it.
Two years from now, spam will be solved.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.
Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.
There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable.
Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative.
If you can predict the rate at which you create (or create and grow) qualified pipeline, and you know your average close rate(s), then you can start predicting your revenue.
I like science fiction. Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Vonnegut, and I really like Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. And you know, so much of science fiction has to do with predicting what’s to come, so I think that’s really interesting.
Knowledge is telling the past. Wisdom is predicting the future.
As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming.
To understand the difficulty of predicting the next 100 years, we have to appreciate the difficulty that the people of 1900 had in predicting the world of 2000.
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