Scenario 1 Early Indicators
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.
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 (https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf_big_ideas.pdf)
HHMI: HHMI supports people, rather than projects, because it’s individual scientists who break barriers to advance knowledge.
June Medford's plant sentinels: