This was originally published on Pessimists Archive.

Elon Musk recently shared one of our clippings with a funny quip, this reminded us of a quote we found that said the same thing unironically…

In 1896 Alfred Sennette said of the dangers of automobiles that they lack the intelligence of a horse.

“We should not overlook the fact that the driving of a horseless carriage calls for a larger amount of attention for he has not the advantage of the intelligence of the horse in shaping his path”

Source: The New York Times, December 23, 1928