Kreskin, who became popular on US television in the 1970s, has been known to make some amazing “predictions”. Though he does not claim to have paranormal or clairvoyant powers, he is a mentalist. With Facebook shares currently trading at $27.51 on this very moment, every media outlet, analyst, skeptical investor and their mama has put their two cents regarding its demise. But The Amazing Kreskin who’s predicted the 2008 Super Bowl three days in advance as well as Obama winning the 2004 election has had a couple of things to say.
Here’s Kreskin predicting the GOP nominee at the Jimmy Fallon show which was dated a year and a half ago:
Chris Matyszczyk from the CNET Blog Network wondered if he had any Facebook shares himself and actually gave him a call and, as we guessed, doesn’t have any shares with Facebook.
“In six years’ time, we won’t even know Facebook is Facebook,” he told Matyszczyk . “We’ll have our own individual Facebook.”
When prompted if people should take their money out of Facebook, he kindly replied. “No, but they shouldn’t put their money in,” said Kreskin. As for Mark Zuckerberg, the famous mentalist drew a more negative outlook of the famous CEO. ”He has done us a service. He has cast a dark cloud. He has created a lack of trust,” added Kreskin.
In the NY Magazine, Kreskin called Mark Zuckerberg a young man of “staggering success,” and predicted that Facebook’s stock price, now down to $27 from an initial price of $38, would recover in the coming days. But he urged investors to think long-term.
“It’ll level off in ten days,” Kreskin said of the stock price, “but in six years Facebook will not exist the way it does today. The service it’s giving today, we won’t need it then. Everyone will have their own Facebook.”
So how to save Facebook from its fate? Kreskin suggested Zuckerberg would need to bring in outsiders. ”Something is missing in that framework of his organization — he’s going to need two more people he doesn’t even know right now,” he said. When the NY Mag pressed for names, the mentalist would add only that one of the outsiders would be “totally out of the investment scene.”
Skype and Microsoft perhaps?
Via »NY Mag/CNET