- Kathleen Ann Goonan suggested research on the brain, including how memory works and plasticity.
- Nina Munteanu pointed to the environment and ecosystems.
- Jennifer Ouellette talked about science on the fringes, and research at the intersection of the biosciences and physics
Cutting-edge science manages to go along pretty well without massive public observation, since what interests most people isn't scientific research but its more practical little cousin, technology.Most people like science that does something. And that's where the creativity of SF writers comes in - thinking of those possible somethings before they actually exist.
Read the whole Mind Meld.
Tags:science fiction, biology