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Nothing ages more poorly in pop culture than bad predictions. Made with the best intentions, and then memorialized in print, future prediction fails show just how foolish it is to try and predict the future. Despite how easy The Simpsons makes premonitions look, funny predictions from the past often land far from the intended mark. In fact, many of the past predictions about the future seen below sound more like jokes today than educated guesses about the trajectory of humanity. Given the number of times humans have failed to predict the end of the world, you would think people would watch what they put out into the universe.

With terrible foresight ranging from the home computer to the legacy of the world’s greatest musicians, predictions that never panned out like the ones below are now great laughs to look back on. Well, most of them. Naming OJ Simpson as a presidential candidate is like saying a reality show star will make it to the White House. Oh wait…

 

Okay, Computer Genius
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Come Fly With Me
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The Times They Are A Changing
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Off By Just A Bit
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I Don’t Like The Sound Of This…
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Does Not Compute
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The Day After Tomorrow
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You Should Stay Silent
Photo: Izquotes
Juicy Juice
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Detroit Lyin’
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Mick Change
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Prediction Strike Out
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Raising Miley
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The Tonight No
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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Zero In The Bush
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Rolling Downhill
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It’s Not “Happening”
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In The Year 2000…
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