According to an article published in Nature at the beginning of January 2023, the share of “disruptive” work is decreasing in scientific research. A disputed postulate, which may shed light on new research organizations but says nothing about the speed of progress in knowledge and innovation.
While the news is buzzing with the exploits of ChatGPT, advances in quantum technology and nuclear fusion, this is a conclusion that may seem surprising. According to an article published on the front page of the prestigious journal Nature early January 2023, the share of “disruptive” scientific publications and patents decreases over time. In other words, despite the contemporary passion for breakthrough innovation – that which transforms the knowledge of a scientific field and opens up new economic opportunities, it would be far removed from the daily practice of scientific research.
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