ACT-PRE-1207 10YearsACT - Reynolds

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ACT-PRE-1207 10YearsACT - Reynolds
Thinking the Future
Science Fiction and Science Fact
Alastair Reynolds
ACT
ESA/ESTEC
Science
Science Fiction (SF)
Science and Science Fiction
Science Fiction or Fantasy?
Realistic science?
Somewhere in the middle
Earth no longer viable for
adventure
Knowledge of solar system still
sketchy
Mars as new frontier
Mars of Lowell
Imaginative catalyst
1950 – 1960s
Beyond the solar system
Accessing space
Starships
Einstein’s lessons
Faster than light shortcut
Hyperdrive
FTL neutrinos?
Plausible starship
Ramscoop
ISV VentureStar
Extrasolar planets
Pandora (+gas giant)
Science comes back to bite
Beyond the solar system
Epsilon Eridani
EE solar system
Reverse Traffic
Alcubierre Metric for a warp
bubble
Kip Thorne
Traversable wormhole
Terraforming
Geoengineering
Science crushes fiction’s
dreams
SF has to adapt or stagnate
Imaginative Catalyst

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