Source: Adam Ostrow
Of course, now that Swine Flu has indeed broken out, there are plenty of scientists and pundits bringing attention to their own past predictions. For example, check out the YouTube video below of a scientist talking about his prediction of a global pandemic (though he says it’s not clear if Swine Flu meets this criteria yet) five years ago:
In any event, the lesson here is clear: if it’s not on the Web, it didn’t happen. So if you have a bold prediction to make, be sure to document it somewhere – whether it’s your blog, YouTube, Twitter, a press release, or any of the hundreds of other options available for sharing content online.