How do inventions go from idea to reality?

GE Global Research’s Danielle Merfeld talked to GE’s Creator-in-Residence Sally LePage about what it takes to move an invention from an idea to a reality. In this video, LePage talks about inventions, the future, and the invention-themed movie “Tomorrowlnad” with Merfeld as well as scientists Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Sally Le Page embarks upon a quest to find Tomorrowland: city of the future. On her journey she meets with experts, including Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson, to discuss how invention and technology shape the world around us. But if invention inspires invention, will technology one day surpass human potential? Her travels take her from Walt Disney’s spirit of optimism to Ray Kurzweil’s Theory of Singularity, as she explores the possibilities in director Brad Bird’s vision of the tomorrow.

Watch an extended version of Sally’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye below. Watch and learn as they separate the science from the science fiction in Disney’s upcoming film, directed by Brad Bird. This dynamic discussion covers topics like the space program, invention, energy and the existence of parallel universes.