Intelligent people are not necessarily visionary. It is easy to jump on the wagon once a technology has crossed the Chasm and entered the early or late majority. But it is very hard to predict the impact when you first that technology for the first time as you have to use your insight and imagination to foresee what can be achieved with it.
This is the reason people like Steve Jobs was unique, he was able to see and existing new technology as the first rudimentary mouse intelligent people at Xerox PARC developed, envisioned its value and implement it for the mass market.
Here's the story for those who may want to read it.