"A scientific revolution is just beginning. It has the potential to create an era of science-based innovation that could completely eclipse the last half century of technology-based innovation; and with it, a new wave of global social, technological and economic growth."
Scientific revolutions are rare, but history shows they occur when either a fundamentally important new ‘conceptual’ tool (e.g. calculus) or ‘technological’ tool (e.g. the telescope) is invented that leads to the creation of ‘new kinds’ of science. The coming big new tool is computation.