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Here are some famous historical predictions to help you plan the year ahead

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Here are some famous historical predictions to help you plan the year ahead:
January 7, 2016

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It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. (Yogi Berra)

Railways

I see no reason to suppose that these machines will ever force themselves into general use. (Duke of Wellington 1827)

Computers

I think there is a world market for perhaps five computers. (Thomas Watson, IBM chairman 1943)

Communications

We have no need of the telegraph or telephones as there is no shortage of messenger boys. (Vincent Ardoy of the Post Office 1897)

President

I never thought my son would become president of Bolivia, otherwise I would have taught him to read and write. (Enrique Penaranda’s mother)

Death

I was once asked where neon goes to die and I replied that the most likely location was Miami Beach. (Lenny Bruce)

Afterlife

We have no guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we? (Noel Coward)

Music

It’s a sobering thought to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year. (Tom Lehrer)

Heaven

The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it but nobody wants to go there now. (James Baldwin)

Gardening

I told my daughter, who is fond of flowers, that she will find that gardening requires lots of water, mostly in the form of perspiration. (Lou Erickson)

Television

Thank goodness that electricity has been invented, otherwise we’d have to watch TV in the dark. (The Marx brothers)

Gays

If there is a heaven for homosexuals, it will be poorly lit and full of people you don’t want to meet twice. (Quentin Crisp)

Hospitals

I have lived a long time and I warn you that a hospital is no place to be sick. (Samuel Goldwyn)

Investments

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. (Billy Rose)

Sin

How wise are your commandments, Lord, as each of them applies to someone I know. (Sam Levenson)

Sex

Not many books will be written on sex because it’s a natural phenomenon which requires no research. (Bette Midler)

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