In the mid 90s, some predicted the Internet would burst like a bubble. | Don Farrall/Getty Images

10 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time

Not even the smartest innovators know where the future is heading.

Published On 08/19/2013
11:08 AM EDT
Not everyone thought the iPhone would reign. | YVES HERMAN/Reuters/Corbis
A woman works from home using her laptop and Wi-Fi connection. | iStockPhoto
Flying cars are getting closer to reality, but at least one person thought they'd be commonplace by 1944. | Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press/Corbis
Does a tablet offer a tech company a good way to make money? Not everyone tought so. | iStockPhoto
Even Steve Jobs didn't think subscription-based music services would succeed. | iStockPhoto
Amazon and Zappos have found success with the online shopping market. | iStockPhoto
Three separate firms predicted that a Windows Phone would unseat Apple's iOS. So far, it hasn't. | TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Technology company Hewlett Packard thought it would be bigger than big. | iStockPhoto
Even the inventer of the cellphone didn't think mobile phones would take over landlines. | iStockPhoto