Game changers in science and technology - now and beyond

Ulrich A.k. Betz*, Loukik Arora, Reem A. Assal, Hatylas Azevedo, Jeremy Baldwin, Michael S. Becker, Stefan Bostock, Vinton Cheng, Tobias Egle, Nicola Ferrari, Elena K. Schneider-Futschik, Stefan Gerhardy, Alexandra Hammes, Achim Harzheim, Thomas Herget, Cristina Jauset, Simon Kretschmer, Corey Lammie, Nina Kloss, Steve Marquis FernandesClaudia-gabriela Mitrofan, Iuliia Myrgorodska, Daniela Nedbalek, Siegfried G. Neumann, Stella Paffenholz, Laia Pascual Ponce, Birgit Rogell, Dragana Savic, Gergana Velikova, Christian Schumacher, Nina Weisshaar, Mohammadzadeh Yahya, Joshua Y.c. Yang, Guoping Zhao

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Abstract

The recent devastating pandemic has drastically reminded humanity of the importance of constant scientific and technological progress. A strong interdisciplinary dialogue between academic and industrial scientists of various specialties, entrepreneurs, managers and the public is paramount in triggering new breakthrough ideas which often emerge at the interface of disciplines. The following sections, compiled by a highly diverse group of authors, are summarizing recently achieved game-changing leaps in science and technology. The game-changers range from paradigm shifts in scientific theories to make impact over several decades to game-changers that have the potential to change our everyday lives tomorrow. The paper is an interdisciplinary dialogue of relevance for academic interdisciplinary thinkers, large corporations' strategic planners, and top executives alike; it provides a glimpse into what further breakthroughs the future may hold and thereby intends to spark new ideas with its readers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122588
Number of pages33
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume193
Early online date4 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

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