Gallery: 15 tech predictions that totally missed the mark

​"Segway will be to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy."

Consider the words of Segway inventor Dean Kamen to be a bonus--there are few predictions as hilariously off as his from 2001.

Rather than transforming the world, Kamen was responsible for breathing new life into the phrase "overpromise and underdeliver," and using the Segway as one of the 15 failed predictions in this gallery seems like cheating.

What follows are 15 more tech predictions that, in the 20/20 vision of hindsight, are laughably wrong.


By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.