“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses — especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” — Leonardo Da Vinci
Da Vinci is now known to have been able to “see things” that he had the tools to make real in the period, and see some that he couldn’t. For those visions he couldn’t bring into reality, that disconnect – I have concluded – was mainly a function of the underlying pace of innovation.
Da Vinci simply would not live long enough for the pace of certain innovations to intersect with his lifespan. Today, the pace of innovation is so severe, it’s difficult to imagine what might not intersect with our own lifespans.