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A Futuristic Collection in Honor of Jules Verne's Birthday

By: Jordan M - Published: Feb 9, 2011
When the birthday of Jules Verne rolls around (February 8th), it's important to take a step back to look at how fundamentally ingrained his legacy is in our everyday culture. Hailed as one of the "fathers of science fiction," Jules Verne was one of the world's first writers to peer into the shroud of the future, imagining the technological and cultural advances that laid ahead. In a way, he was one of the world's first Trend Hunters.

Thus, with the birthday of Jules Verne having again come and gone, this collection of sci-fi innovations looks back on how science fiction has evolved from a literary genre into a pervasive cultural force.