Just because somebody has a senior position, does not mean they know everything.
In 1899 Charles H. Duell, the US Commissioner of Patents said
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Yet, at present more patents are registered in one year than during the whole of the 19th century.
But miscalculating future events was not reserved for Charles Duell alone. Many others have also predicted future trends with a serious lack of vision.
An executive from the world’s leading telegraph company in 1876 said “The telephone has too ... continue reading