Reuters Top 10 Innovations for 2025

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Reuters Science Watch has released a set of predictions on the the landscape of science and technology in 2025 by examing global patent data and scientific literature.   While there is no question the solar energy production is rapidly expanding, 2025 is only a bit over 10 years away. Given I also kinda doubt teleporation will have advanced much by 2025.

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Futurist Faith Popcorn on the Future of Work

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And her vision of the future of work out to 2025, which is broadly described in her presentation summary slide shown below, definitely gets you thinking. It suggests by 2025 sentient robots may be forming unions and acting as human overlords. Both of these scenarios have a fairly low probability of happening, but they are more likely than AI advancing by 2025 to the point where robots start agitating for unions.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Wristwatches As An Entrepreneur

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billion USD by 2025. Watches are a timeless symbol of class and sophistication. Even in this age of smartphones, wristwatches offer a more convenient way to check the time. They also act as tasteful statement pieces and can bring together an entire outfit.

2020 192

What the Paperless Office Has to do With Self-Driving Cars

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By 2025, private car ownership will all-but end in major U.S. We believe self-driving cars will be common by 2025 - especially cars that self-drive part of the time and cars and trucks in closed environments.  This means most of the cars sold today and over the next few years will still be around in 2025. This factor alone almost guarantees self-driving cars will not be the majority of vehicles in 2025.

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4 Ways You Can Use Social Media AI to Become Irresistible to Customers

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billion by 2025. AI is slowly revolutionizing every component of marketing and its market size is expected to reach $390.9 Social media marketing is one of the marketing methods that’s benefiting from its use. Through AI, marketers can now create effective strategies and engaging content that can drive ROI. Managing your social media presence can be an arduous task as multiple activities need to be handled simultaneously.

Can Apps And Video Games Be Medical Treatments?

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This sector of healthcare technology has become so popular that by 2025 the market for digital therapeutics is expected to reach $7.8 Just a few decades ago, the idea that you could treat tremors from Parkinson’s disease or help a person with autism live a more integrated life was fantasy.

Surprised By The New 2018 Tax Laws? 4 Strategies To Handle The Changes

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The changes will remain in effect at least until 2025, so there’s no time like now to get acquainted with what’s new. Once you get the hang of preparing taxes for your small business , April doesn’t seem so challenging. That is, until tax laws change and suddenly you don’t know if you can still claim your small office deduction. When this happens, the need to hire a tax professional to prepare your return becomes a necessity, not just a convenience.

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The People and Tech Behind Data Science Explained

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By 2025, we will be creating data worth 175 billion terabytes on a daily basis, so the primary way to fully understand and analyze the world’s surging data is to hire more data scientists with access to advanced tools. Within the past few years, the study of data science and machine learning has exploded into its own job field. However, the tech subgenre has been galavanting to the mainstream for nearly 3 centuries. It all started sometime in the 1740s with Bayes’ Theorem.

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Smart Doesn’t Equal Secure: The Orvibo Leak and Security in IoT Devices

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By 2025, the amount of IoT devices is expected to expand to a whopping 21.5 billion. billion devices that are constantly connected to the Internet while containing information that you may deem personal. It’s scary, but kind of cool. My fridge can know my name! Completely useless but awesome at the same time! photo credit: YouTube. However, the carrying of your personal information should ring some alarms in your head.

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The Rise of Micro Multinationals

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trillion by 2025.  A study recently issued by eBay reports that in the last year 190,000 U.S. small businesses that use their platform export to multiple countries and continents. This is up from about 30,000 in 2009. Even more are exporters (meaning they sell their goods or services to at least 1 country outside of the U.S.). Key quote from the study: Data from eBay demonstrates that 95% of the US SMBs on our platform [those selling $10,000 or more] engage in exporting.

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Beyond BRICs - A New Emerging Markets Blog from the Financial Times

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  For example 1-Million Plus Cities has some greate charts and points out that in 2025 the world is expected to have 546 cities with over 1 million residents.  The growth of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, China and India) has been dramatic over the last decade.    It's hard to overstate how much global economic change has occurred due these countries and especially China and India. Many other countries are starting to grow economically. 

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Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

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It is expected that by 2025 , this generation will form 75% of the world’s total workforce. In one way or another, social learning has been part of our lives for a long time. We spend a large amount of time at work. During this time, we are bound to learn from our colleagues and get a chance to talk on mutual topics of interest. Moreover, social media has given an outlet for people to take their interaction with work acquaintances to the next level.

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Mastercard on the Sharing Economy

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This would mean it would be  16 times as large in 2025 as it is today.   China’s state information sector recently announced  that by 2020, it could account for over 10% of domestic GDP, and that the ratio will continue to grow to roughly 20% by 2025. Mastercard believes the sharing economy is large. growing rapidly and here to stay.

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Smart Ways to Manage International Transactions for Your Small Business

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billion people by 2025, expanding your operations overseas will give you the opportunity to capitalize on international demand and enhance sales potential of your current offerings. Having an international presence is one of the best choices a small business can make. With the international consuming class expected to grow by 75% to 4.2

The Car as a Mobile Office

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 Audi is working on something they call Urban Intelligent Assist and Ford's CEO says by 2025 many cars will be fully autonomous and capable of driving themselves without human intervention. We've long followed the trends toward connected cars.  Back in 2007 we discussed the growing role cars would play as mobile offices in the Intuit Future of Small Business report The Connected World of Entrepreneurs.

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Freelancers Embrace Health Insurance

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Independent workers in all age cohorts report increasing rates of health insurance coverage: Millennials (born 1980 to 2000) with health insurance increased from 52% in 2013 to 77% in 2025. According to data from the 2015 MBO Partners State of Independent study , the percentage of U.S. full-time independent workers/freelancers who report having health insurance increased from 64% in 2013 to 82% in 2015.    This increase in coverage means that roughly 3.2

Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

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The report includes a forecast saying this will grow to 770,000 in 2025. Airbnb has launched an economic empowerment initiative.    The goal seems to be to show that Airbnb contributes to local economies, creates jobs and provides opportunities for the middle class to supplement their income.

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