Speaking at today’s TNW Conference, Diana Wehmeier affiliated the origins of technology with the adroitness of science fiction — and how the books and movies anybody loves can affect those who would make the fiction a reality.

Wehmeier, the CEO and Creative Director of Plasma magazine, said science fiction is what puts the visions in the minds of the creators:

All these millionaires who want to go to space — it’s not just about glory or profits. They want to accomplish adolescence dreams aggressive by science fiction.

Wehmeier opened by anecdotic what at first articulate like a real-world scenario: People from all over the world traveling to Florida for a glimpse of the abridged that would bear a man to the moon. The twist, in this case, was that she wasn’t anecdotic the actual Apollo 11 launch in 1969, but article 100 years older.

Jules Verne, she acicular out, predicted the Apollo 11 moon launch with amazing accurateness in his 1865 novel . He was off on a few points (he anticipation the abridged would be launched by a giant cannon), but contrarily he was fairly close to the mark.

Technology, Wehmeier contends, takes its cues as much from fiction as the about-face — and as technology progresses, fiction is able to give us a more and more astute vision of the future. For example, gave the public a astute vision of what the colonization of Mars would be like, having taken its cues from accepted spacefaring technology.

As a more recent archetype of art and life assuming each other, Wehmeier showed off SpaceX’s new space suit, which was advised by Hollywood apparel artist Jose Fernandez, whose work you can see in or .

In conclusion, Wehmeier says she encourages anyone who wants to create the technology of the future to create a story in which that technology exists. It doesn’t have to be a good story, she insists — but it will give you a vision of what you want to accomplish with your ideas.

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