In this thread we will discuss the future as conceived by those brilliant minds of the past and present.
Anthony, Asimov, Ballantyne, Baxter, Bear, Brin, Clarke, Dickson, Galouye, Gibson, Hamilton, Heinlein, Mason, Niven, Reynolds…
Teleportation, time travel, faster-than-light travel, reproductive nanobots, virtual personalities, humaniform robots, communication via neutrino scattering, para-universal communication, dimension bending, interstellar internet, spontaneous regeneration, genetic manipulation…
You name it, they've wrote it. Feel free to discuss your favorite authors, concepts, stories, characters or otherwise.
Reynolds as in that fluid dynamics guy?
That's Osborne Reynolds. Also he was born before the 1900's, a bonafide scientist, and not very likely to have penned much sci-fi (a genre which was pioneered by Edgar Allan Poe, mind).
Neutrinos tick me off. Physicists will say they have practically no mass, but the fact that they have a charge means they have some mass—am I right?
But they don't have a charge. They do have a spin, however, which is their intrinsic angular momentum. Also evidence suggests they do have a mass, which is infinitesimal at best.