How would our world look today if these things hadn’t been dreamed up? No smartphones. No planes. No electricity. Many things that were pie in the sky yesterday are today’s reality. All because one single person made their vision of the future a reality and shared it with everyone. We spend every minute of every day thinking—so why not think big? Just like the trailblazers in the following 30 stories.
Well-known entrepreneurs involved in projects aiming for immortality are:
"Cosmos" portrayed his understanding of the world: Alexander von Humboldt was an interdisciplinary universalist who explored networks and researched global connections. A visionary of the 19th century without equal.
The streets of the future won’t necessarily be tarmacked. In pilot projects, the lower layers were constructed from solar cells and recycled plastic. On a test stretch of the Swedish e-road, Arlanda, electric cars can charge their batteries without stopping.
In its infancy in the 70s, the internet was something for specialists only. Enter Tim Berners-Lee The British physicist and information scientist wrote the World Wide Web program to publish information on computer networks globally. He was also the creator of the first internet browser and the markup language HTML.
Fail forward in DuckTales: Gyro Gearloose first appeared in the 50s in a Disney comic. Since then, the feathered inventor has created countless gadgets to make every-day life easier.
Published on May 8, 2019.