Decline of disruptive advances in science & tech
Chart of the Week
Paper published in 2021 by analysing 25 million papers & 4 million patents across 6 decades and updated 5 times since then - current analysis set includes 45 million papers and 3.5 million patents.
Clear downward slope of disruptive advances - correlates with growing specialisation of knowledge over past few years.
Some of the recent news hopefully will begin a reverse of this trend.