July 1, 2014
The World in 2025: 9 Big Science Predictions
What does the future hold? Wouldn't we all like to know. It's human nature to dream of tomorrow, to yearn with bated breath for the next big thing. The passing of a century will surely yield grand changes. Artificial intelligence? Interstellar travel, perhaps? But what about the year 2025? What advancements will we witness in just over a decade? Analysts at Thomson Reuters' IP and Science business have just released some very educated guesses. To arrive at the predictions, they probed databases of scientific and patent literature to identify emerging trends. Within the data, they pinpointed the most cited papers and the hottest topics. Without further ado, here are nine advancements we can expect by 2025.