The late James P. Hogan, whom I knew, wrote that science automatically turns into technology. That's certainly one way to prove that science is reproducible and if it's true or not.
Many books have been written on what exactly "science" is (the most ignorant are the "I Fucking Love Science" retards), so it's not as if it's a settled issue.
Of course, the "pure" science comes first before it can be turned into technology.
And the problem with technology is that no one can tell where it's going to lead.
People have all kinds of opinions as to where technology is going to take us. Almost all of them have been wrong. Who predicted where Gutenberg's printing press would take society? Or computers?
"Expects" have howled for years we are running out of oil. Yet every year more and more is discovered - and now the price of oil is collapsing. Yet some uneducated doomsayers will find something to whine about.
They'll always find something to whine about.
First global freezing. Then global warming. Then one, then the other. These alternating predictions have been going on for over 100 years. Oh, just go to hell.
There are very few people I listen to. One for one thing, they have a consistent philosophy - a model of how the world works - and because of that they can often predict the future in a general way. And they understand ambiguity and are willing to change their minds and refine their beliefs.
Many people aren't willing to do that. They're too busy congratulating themselves on how smart they are and how the science is "settled."
The science is never settled.