‘Sir, stop making those preposterous and fraudulent claims at your investors… If you continue I’ll throw you in Jail.’
Supreme Court Judge, 1913, when Lee D Forest told his shareholders that his company (RCA) would soon be able to transmit voice across the Atlantic.
‘Bollocks! It’s not even science fiction. It’s fucking madness.’
The UK’s Chief Scientist retort when I told him that an average US Marine core will be able to swarm and run at Olympic sprint speeds for 15 minutes at a time by 2025.