While humankind has made great leaps in science and technology, we have yet to master the art of prophecy. It turns out that predicting the future is tricky business, but time and again, we insist on doing so.
In the spirit of learning from our foolishness, we've partnered with Hendrick's Gin to take a peek into the lofty predictions that turned out to be terribly, spectacularly wrong.
This graphic has been updated throughout. The Titanic prediction occurred in 1912, not 1911, and was reported by the Syracuse Herald, not the New York Times. The quote by Charles Holland Duell is apocryphal and has been replaced. We regret the errors.