(Excuse me in advance if I've hereby launched a duplicate question, but so far I didn't came across any opinions.)
In other words, I was wondering: Will scientific progress finally stall, because it will take too long for a researcher to reach the level of previous research? (Improved health care will definitely provide some boost here, although I would judge this would be a minor effect?)
Maybe one would need to distinct between research in a broad sense vs. in a deep sense. In the latter case, research couldn't be continued without understanding the previously discovered concepts. And maybe there's also a limit on how much you can split a scientific area into a subfield. In the end you're working on a phenomenon that is a subsubsub.... field.
Therefore, is the portion of all knowledge that humankind can ever get a grip on, limited? So AI-powered robot scientists like 'Adam' and 'Eve' will take it from there?