What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?
I'm trying to write a fan fic about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force in the way he doesn’t think it controls fate. (He acknowledges, however, that there is an energy field that some sentients can manipulate) I just need something for him to be researching. It just has to sound cool and scientific. It can NOT be game-changing or something that can alter the story in a dramatic way Also it can’t have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.
It cannot be
-A time machine
-A matter replicator
-A singularity Weapon
-Any type of droid
-Anything to do with holograms
-A food synthesizer
-Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians
-A shrink ray
-A freeze ray
-pico and femtotechnology
-A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure.
-Liquid metal armor or a nano morph
-Any improvements on the hyperdrive
Knowledge Transfer (Instant learning like in the Matrix)
-Anything to do with kyber crystals
In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintegrators. These ideas are therefore taken.
My scientist is called upon by the New Republic to investigate why the supermassive black hole is more active than usual and sucking in things from a further range. I just need something for the scientist to be studying before he is called away. It has to sound fresh and cool.
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. IM LOOKING FOR HIGHLY ADVANCED SCIENCE IDEAS. Any ideas?