Predictions that Never Happened

THINGS PREDICTED BY 2020 WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
In 2008, an ABC video warned about rising sea levels and showed much of New York City engulfed by water within 7 years.New York looks pretty much the same as it did in 1931. 
Nostradamus’ predicted World War III would begin in 2018—a battle waged between “the two great world powers.” According to the philosopher, the war would last for 27 years before any country saw any relief.  I guess, if you
consider DC and  Marvel to be two great world powers, we did have an Infinity War… 
In 1882, artist Albert Robida assumed flying cars would not only be manufactured, but that they would be the primary form of transportation by 2020.  The world’s first flying car was produced in 2018
by Terrafugia, it still may be another 100 years
before it becomes the new norm.
Y2K will cause worldwide blackouts, mass hysteria, and the end of the technology age. The government spent many billions of dollars to mitigate the chaos, insurance companies made millions on storage policies. 
People partied a lot with the lights on. 
In 1901, Ladies Home Journal predicted the disappearance of the letters C, X, and Q from the alphabet. Those letters were thought to be “unnecessary,” newspapers would soon begin to spell words based on sound. [and the texting world said]
Not using the whole alphabet? IDK what UR talking about…
Africanized “Killer” Bees will swarm the world and kill us all. Africanized bees are smaller than regular honeybees, and not as venomous. People worldwide are trying to save all species of bees so we don’t kill ourselves from lack of pollinated plants. 
“The iPhone will bomb.” 
~ TechCrunch 2006
Apple passed the $1 trillion mark in August 2018. 
In 1964, Isaac Asimov said, “Kitchen units will be devices that will prepare ‘automeals,’ heating water and converting it to coffee; toasting bread; frying, poaching or scrambling eggs, grilling bacon, and so on. Breakfasts will be ‘ordered’ the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning.” Sadly, still only at George Jetson’s house.

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