INVENT YOUR FUTURE

JULES VERNE

French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) is considered the father of science fiction. His most popular works include Around the World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In his stories, Verne dreamed up inventions like flying machines, spaceships, and submarines years before they were practically possible. Through his books, Verne invented the future.

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“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”

–Jules Verne

INVENTING THE FUTURE

Writers like Jules Verne have been able to dream up inventions centuries before their time. From cellphones to TV news, our world has been shaped by the ideas of science fiction writers, leaving us to wonder what life will look like 100 years from now. Will everyone have a flying car? Will we be living on Mars like Elon Musk envisions? It’s up to us to think like Jules Verne and invent the future.

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