Top 10 worst technology predictions of all time

“Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems.” — Marty Cooper, inventor (1981)

Bold predictions abound in the tech world.  Some try to make educated guesses about where technology is headed.  Others prognosticate in reaction to disruptive technologies that could boost (or threaten) their business.



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Residential Phone Lines Dwindling

Residential Phone Lines Dwindling

As wireless services improve, traditional phone lines are going away

SNL Kagan expects that telecommunications carriers’ market share of fixed residential telephone service to decline, mostly due to IP voice services from cable operators.

In the past two years, the telcos’ share has dwindled from 90% to 74% of total connections. Over the next five years, that share will fall another 23%.

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