No one really knows for sure what the future holds for mankind (well, that's not entirely true, taxes will always be too high, politicians will always promise something they can't deliver and there will always be a new version of the iPhone that you haven't got yet), but lets be honest, all new things, be it technology, music or ideas all have their haters, people who like things just the way they are. Sometimes change is difficult to adapt to.
New technology for example always brings out the adverse skeptic in some people, the kind who just can't see past the present into the future and see no reason at all why a new invention will have a place in society, or wonder why a leap in progress for humankind is really necessary.
Over the years some very famous people, organizations, media spokespeople and even world famous scientists have made some historical fails when it comes to giving their predictions.
You would just hate to be the people behind these quotes who thought they were coming across as intellectually superior, but history has proved otherwise. The losers.