10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025 | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

3032260-inline-3032260-slide-shutterstock113820757 Co.Exist published a bit of future forecasting recently that I thought was pretty interesting. At the link below, you'll see their ten innovations that will shape the world over the next ten years.

What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get around and communicate?

To make some predictions, the Thomson Reuters IP & Science unit looked at two sorts of data: current scientific journal literature and patent applications. Counting citations and other measures of buzz, they identified 10 hot fields, then made specific forecasts for each.

“A powerful outcome of studying scientific literature and patent data is that it gives you a window into the future--insight that isn’t always found in the public domain," says Basil Moftah, president of the IP & Science business, which sells scientific database products. "We estimate that these will be in effect in another 11 years.”

Read more at:

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025 | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Bonus - check out their report on this cool concept for skyscraper farming.

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Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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