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What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was down to 3 ideas. A Guided recirprocating deflector shield from someone on abovetopsecret forums, Synthetic coaxium from FFG forums and The Dynamics of an Asteroid Field on Sjgames. I decided against the shield because it was too wordy and could be a game changer. The coaxium I felt ruined the rarity of hyperfuel and the asteroid belt analyzation was good but their are likely billions of asteroid fields in the galaxy. Who the hell cares about plotting one.


Perhaps the actual goal of his asteroid study is part of a larger project to develop an advanced droid brain algorithm that would allow a ship to plot a flight through any asteroid belt at high speed without error, bringing the odds from 3,720 to 1 to something more like 3 to 1.
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I decided to go with a quark star. It’s better than a black hole because we don’t even know if they exist. Perfect for expansion However, I still need something for him to be working on before he deals with the quark star. I’m looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. I’ve decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We haven’t seen them but they can easily be done. I’m looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dyson's sphere
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terraforming.

Igniting a brown dwarf or re-igniting a dead star.

Moving a planet into a star's habitable zone.

Inter-galactic communication.

Generating energy from another dimension (Otherspace?)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matter teleportation
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the origins of the quark star you mentioned or analysis of its unique properties? There are probably some applications that can come out of that once it's nature is understood.

Maybe your scientist has a hypothesis about the quark star, but it turns out to be completely different from his theory after the players gather some empirical data.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps he's working on the most important question ever...
What do women really want! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
Perhaps he's working on the most important question ever...
What do women really want! Wink


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ngrPB9Bx8
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A temporal visualization system that will allow him to see into the future to find out which project he was working on...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A slap-bot for Disney executives?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Star Wars story will now involve a scientist who is studying the ancient servers of the Holonet. As he learns about its beginnings, he thinks of ways he can make the Holonet better for everyone. What improvements can he make to the Holonet?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's already instantaneous, so that's out. Maybe transmit in color?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is a scientist yes?
So it would make sense he is working on a formula to get dates?

or he could be working on hi theory

But what could be rather interseing is actually having some past involvemnet in an imperial research project, maybe a bio weapon of sorts, and while he makes great progress in countermeasures, he may need some dangrous samples of some substance?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maximum7 wrote:
My Star Wars story will now involve a scientist who is studying the ancient servers of the Holonet. As he learns about its beginnings, he thinks of ways he can make the Holonet better for everyone. What improvements can he make to the Holonet?


Cheaper transceivers, so it's more accessible (as I understand it, it's currently very expensive).

Higher quality image (instead of grainy holograms)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m going about this all wrong when it comes to asking what idea I want. I’m looking for a science thing that my scientist could study. On Steven Jackson games forum, someone suggested the migration patterns of Purgills. It would have been perfect except for the fact that it might lead someone to Ezra and Thrawn. That story will be told in the future. I want something unique but also a science that my scientist can study as his main work. Not an invention.
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