It's got a standard. It's got full closures and a few more neat futures. And it has prototype object orientation; a very different object model compared to the standard of inheritance based object systems like Java, Ruby and Smalltalk.
On closer inspection, the prototype based object system is not really such a big deal. In fact, you already have it in Ruby. Just use Object.new and Kernel.clone. Not very practical in Ruby, but you can do it without any problem. Remember that the difference between dup and clone is that clone will actually copy the metaclass of the object, while dup just makes the duplicate use the same real class.
Further, I really don't believe in the idea that there will be a next big language. Call me strange, but just because we've had this cycle two or three times doesn't mean it will continue like that. I believe development is qualitively different now compared to 15 years ago. The challenges we meet are different and demand different tools. One single language will not cut it. I think the future lies in layered languages with different properties.