Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Really Bad Predictions- Nuclear Powered Vacuum Cleaners by 1965

Nuclear Powered Vacuum Cleaners

"Nuclear powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within 10 years." —Alex Lewyt, president of the Lewyt Vacuum Cleaner Company, quoted in the New York Times, June 10, 1955

Rocket Mail

"Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail." —Arthur Summerfield, U.S. Postmaster General under Eisenhower, 1959


"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further developments." —Roman engineer Julius Sextus Frontinus, A.D. 100

"It would appear we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology." —computer scientist John von Neumann, 1949


"Law will be simplified [over the next century]. Lawyers will have diminished, and their fees will have been vastly curtailed." —journalist Junius Henri Browne, 1893

Albert Einstein

"It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything." —Albert Einstein's teacher to Einstein's father, 1895


"By the turn of the century, we will live in a paperless society." —Roger Smith, chairman of General Motors, 1986

The Internet

"I predict the internet … will go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse." —Bob Metcalfe, InfoWorld, 1995

Robert Coss will be Rich!

"I don't know; the report says I should be financially free by 2189. Umm, that cannot be right; my Death Clock must have stopped or my Quicken data needs to be super-validated." ~ Robert


about New Year's Resolutions

Over the next few days millions of people from around the world will sit down and try to figure out how to make 2008 a better year than they had in 2007.

Some will decide they need to work harder…even though they feel like they’re working pretty hard right now. Chances are that this decision won’t get the result they’re hoping for because working harder is almost never the answer. As Bob Proctor says, “there are literally thousands upon thousands of honest, good, hard-working people who labor diligently for their entire stay on this planet, yet never become wealthy.”

A large number of people will decide to make a New Year’s Resolution or two --- maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or get out of debt. According to the experts, more than 90% will fail to achieve their resolutions, with most having abandoned them by the end of January.

Then there’s a tragic group of folks who will think briefly about how they’d like to see things change…but will remember all of the years they’ve failed…and will simply do nothing, hoping that their “luck” will change for the better.

Finally, there’s a very small group of people who are bound and determined that 2008 will be different. [that's me] They are committed to real change in their lives…and real success in 2008. They are committed to a PLAN. They understand what Bobby Knight meant when he said, “The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.”

[Did you know that Jesus set goals? No kidding. Look into the meaning of John 1:43. He had a plan to go to Galilee. What if He never wished or desired to go to Galilee? What if He wished, but never went? The greatest influence on Western Culture would never be.]

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What's keeping you from earning more money or getting that promotion you've been wanting?

What will you do in 2008 to develop better relationships with those who are important to you?

What will you do in the New Year to ensure a future with a healthy body and spirit?

What's keeping you from living the life you've been dreaming about?

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Best of Success to all in 2008,

Robert Coss
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Here are some additional thoughts I have on the year ahead of us.

2007 = 1775
2008 = 1776

--> "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances hath, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected, and in the Event of which, their Affections are interested. The laying a Country desolate with Fire and Sword, declaring War against the natural rights of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the Face of the Earth, is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of Party Censure, is the AUTHOR." ~ Thomas Paine in Common Sense

The internet is like the Printing Press 550 years ago. With it will come revolution. People are finding out why they are poor, sick, and oppressed.

  • We were told "take this antibiotic; it will make you better." We were lied to.
  • We were told to "charge it; you can pay it off in low monthly payments. " We were lied to.
  • We were told to "pay our fair share of Federal Income Taxes; it will help the country. " We were lied to.
  • We were told to "trust the government; they know best how to keep us safe. " We were lied to.

Now, after being deceived and finding ourselves on our death bed the Internet has become a ray of hope to a better world. It makes us more aware of what is going on around us. Can we use it like those who used the printing presses to make a better world?

I'm planning on it. I'm planning on becoming healthier, wealthier, and wiser in 2008 - God willing of course. And I'm planning on helping others do the same. Why, because...

...a strong people make a strong nation!

Can I help you become a stronger person? Will you help me help others?

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