Scenario 1:  Renaissance Science
A curiosity-driven world that is focused on generating knowledge.  Discoveries are diverse, and the pace of change is constantly accelerating.  Research (in the laboratory, in the field, and in silico) is dramatically transformed.

Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth

Harvard scientists pioneer storage of video inside DNA

Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds

We Need a New Green Revolution

Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Predictive Modelling:  Popular open source and commercial tools

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Feed The World?

NIH awards $15 million to support development of 3-D human tissue models

Plant scientists plan massive effort to sequence 10,000 genomes


The National Science Foundation (NSF) announcement of its 10 big ideas as part of a long-term research agenda that will drive NSF investments over the next few decades:  Growing Convergent Research at NSF (

NSF Announces $17.7 Million Funding for Data Science Projects


bioRxiv beta, The Preprint Server for Biology

The Impossible Burger

The world struggles to keep up with the pace of change in science and technology

Human Intuitive Perspective of Technological Advancement in Thirty Years

HHMI:  HHMI supports people, rather than projects, because it’s individual scientists who break barriers to advance knowledge.

Sol Genomics Network

We don't need more STEM majors, we need more STEM majors with liberal arts training (Washington Post) 

Indoor farming

June Medford's plant sentinels: