In science fiction a force field is a barrier made of energy, plasma, or particles. It protects a person, area, or object from attacks or intrusions.
This fictional technology is created as a field of energy without mass that acts as a wall, so that objects affected by the particular force relating to the field are unable to pass through the field and reach the other side.
Also known as a defence shield, deflector shield, energy shield, force shield or force bubble, it is so commonly used the technology is rarely explained. Force fields are a fact of life in space and treated that way.
Currently, there is ongoing scientific research into real force fields. Their goals at the moment are to use them as a protection against radiation.
For many reasons, I vote for force fields to be real.
What kinds of things would you accomplish with help from a force field?
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ABOUT T.S. VALMOND:
T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.