How will science and technology affect our lives in the next decade?  Thomson Reuters resources, including the Web of Science and Derwent World Patents Index, with their coverage of current concentration and accelerating trends in today’s research and innovation, provide a look ahead with these 10 predictions. Read the full report.

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2025

Teleportation is Tested
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Kinematical techniques used to understand the Higgs Boson particles generated in the Large Hadron Collider advance such that quantum teleportation is...

DNA Mapping At Birth is the Norm to Avoid Disease Risk
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The evolution of micro-total analysis systems (singlecell analysis) and advancements in nanotechnology, coupled with more widespread Big Data technologies...

Cancer Treatments Have Very Few Toxic Side Effects
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Drug development is so much more precise, binding to specific proteins and using antibodies to give exact mechanisms of action, that the debilitating...

Petroleum-Based Packaging Is History; Cellulose-Derived Packaging Rules
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Bio-nanocomposites based on nanocellulose make 100% fully biodegradeable packaging pervasive. Petroleum-based packaging products will be no more.

Digital Everything…Everywhere
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From the smallest personal items to the largest continents, everything, everywhere will be digitally connected, and responsive to our wants and likes.

Electric Air Transportation Takes Off
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Light-weight aerospace engineering coupled with new battery technologies power electric vehicle transportation - on land and in the air.

Food Shortages and Food Price Fluctuations Are Things of the Past
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Advancements in lighting technologies and imaging techniques, coupled with genetic crop modification, provide an environment ripe for successful indoor...

Type 1 Diabetes is Preventable
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A versatile human genome engineering platform is a reality, paving the way for the modification of disease-causing genes and helping to prevent certain...

Solar is the Largest Source of Energy on the Planet
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Methods for harvesting, storing and converting solar energy are so advanced and efficient that it becomes the primary source of energy on our planet....

Dementia Declines
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Understanding of the human genome and genetic mutations leads to improved detection of, and prevention methods for, the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s...