Failed predictions

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Prediction is hard, especially that of the future. Psychics and would-be prophets often give exact details of what is about to happen and when the day passes, their followers conveniently forgot they ever said anything of the kind, remembering mainly those that happened to come true.

However, would-be psychics are hardly the only people prone to making wrong conclusions — scientists and economists may make inopportune predictions based on faulty data or conservatism.

Science fiction is often set in the future, but is very rarely intended to be an actual prediction of events to come; a timeline of fictional future events is listed elsewhere.

The timeline of unfulfilled Christian Prophecy deals specifically with failed predictions by prophets or leaders within the Christian church, though not any contained within the Bible itself.

Many predictions have been conventionally vague but that is not the case of the following ones:

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