Reuters Top 10 Innovations for 2025

Small Business Labs

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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Social Commerce Forecast to Boom

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As their article chart below shows (click to enlarge), they're forecasting social commerce globally to grow from about $390 billion in2020 to nearly $3 trillion by year-end 2025.  One of the hottest investment firms is Ark Investment Management. 

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

Small Business Labs

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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Futurist Faith Popcorn on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

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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6 Remote Team Satisfaction Hacks for Midsize Businesses

Small Business CEO

of the US population works remotely and by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working from home. Over the past years, the popularity of remote work has skyrocketed. Today, about 3.5%

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Mastercard on the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

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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Freelancers Embrace Health Insurance

Small Business Labs

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

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

Small Business CEO

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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Smart ? Secure: The Orvibo Leak and Security in IoT Devices

Small Business CEO

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

Small Business Labs

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

Small Business CEO

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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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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A quick explainer for COP26 — here’s how climate negotiations work and what’s at stake

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negotiations, remains hopeful that enough countries will create momentum for others to strengthen their reduction targets by 2025. For two weeks this November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss what to do about climate change.

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Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Small Business Labs

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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Smart Ways to Manage International Transactions for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

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

Small Business Labs

 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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Blockchain In Recruiting: Will That Impact A Recruiter's Job?

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billion dollars by 2025. It's not unknown to you that Blockchain technology has the sheer ability to disrupt industries across all spectrum with its game-changing awesomeness, but what exactly is blockchain technology? Is it a currency? Is it a data storage system?

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