Functional materials have driven at all times our civilization in search for prosperity and superiority. This fact is reflected by names associated with different periods in history i.e. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age etc. Today, it could be said that we are approaching the end of the Silicon Age, as we reach the density limit for transistors on chips. Research efforts have developed new functional materials extending Moore’s law. The hot topic in science in 2025 and beyond is hard to predict, but functional materials are certain to play a key role in driving our society.