Pop culture predicts the future of Tech
Artists deal in both the possible and impossible. Many, especially science fiction writers, play somewhere in the middle. They write about technologies that don't yet exist. Or they assume the possibilities of technologies far ahead of their time.
Da Vinci's sketches, writings, and musings were at times centuries ahead of possibility. It's not an overstatement to say we can attribute the entire aerospace industry to his vision. Da Vinci began a tradition of futurism in art and science and made a strong statement about the relevance of the relationship of imagination, art, and science. It is the ability to conceive and share a vision, to make the invisible visible, and therefore possible.
2nd January 2018