Innovation
and the future
    Part 2
Predicting the future of
  innovation is difficult.
The following slides will
  illustrate this…
“There is no reason anyone would want
  a computer in their home”
    //Ken Olsen, President and founder of
      Digital ...
Heavier than air flying
  machines are impossible.
//Lord Kelvin, President, Royal
  Society, 1895
Who the hell wants to hear
 actors talk?
Harry M. Warner, Warner
 Bros Pictures, 1927
Ooops, bad example, maybe
 not the most talkative actor…
The horse is here today, but the
  automobile is only a novelty - a
  fad.
President of Michigan Savings
  Bank advising a...
Video won't be able to hold on
  to any market it captures after
  the first six months. People
  will soon get tired of s...
What use could the company
 make of an electric toy?
Western Union, when it turned
 down rights to the telephone in
 1878
But what ... is it good for?
  //An Unknown Engineer at the
  Advanced Computing Systems
  Division of IBM, 1968,
  commen...
•
So, the lesson is:
 In the long run,
the optimist has
    been right.
Christian Sandström
www.christiansandstrom.org
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Innovation And The Future Part 2

  1. 1. Innovation and the future Part 2
  2. 2. Predicting the future of innovation is difficult. The following slides will illustrate this…
  3. 3. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home” //Ken Olsen, President and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
  4. 4. Heavier than air flying machines are impossible. //Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895
  5. 5. Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros Pictures, 1927
  6. 6. Ooops, bad example, maybe not the most talkative actor…
  7. 7. The horse is here today, but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad. President of Michigan Savings Bank advising against investing in the Ford Motor Company
  8. 8. Video won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. //Daryl F. Zanuck, 20th Century Fox, commenting on television in 1946
  9. 9. What use could the company make of an electric toy? Western Union, when it turned down rights to the telephone in 1878
  10. 10. But what ... is it good for? //An Unknown Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. So, the lesson is: In the long run, the optimist has been right.
  13. 13. Christian Sandström www.christiansandstrom.org
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