25 Weird Old Predictions Made About the 21st Century

Article Link: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/616354/weird-predictions-about-21st-century

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Nikola Tesla may have been a brilliant inventor/engineer and one of the world’s most famous futurists, but he got one prognostication seriously wrong when he predicted that people would no longer be drinking coffee in the 21st century. In a 1935 article, Tesla wrote that 21st-century humans would know better than to pollute their bodies with harmful substances like caffeine and nicotine. As for alcohol? Well, let’s just say that Tesla had a much more generous view on imbibing.