I'm trying to think of something in Star Wars that might be researched by the time of the end of the Skywalker Saga. I was told on another site that technology only gets refined or bigger/smaller in Star Wars; but I refuse to believe it. I believe what Stiegler said. Technology never stops advancing. I've been playing with a lot of ideas but none fits in my mind for Star Wars. Teleportation, time travel and matter replication seem like the obvious next steps for technology but I feel that those techs would be too much of a game changer. Teleportation would eliminate space travel, time travel would be EXTREMELY dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands and matter replicators would make Star Wars a post-scarcity society which I DON'T want.
The obvious answer seems to be nanotech or tech that goes even smaller like Picotech or Femtotech. Yet nanotech is emerging in the world (late 2019) and I'm sure that Star Wars has nanotech everywhere; so much so that it doesn't even faze people anymore. The absence of teleportation, time travel and matter replication leads me to conclude that they simply cannot be done by their laws of science since all 3 are things all intelligent life forms would think to want to create. I myself also feel anything smaller than nano is impossible so that rules out pico and femto Tech.
I'm getting ready to give up and except their are only so many ideas that people can come up with and perhaps I exhausted them all. UNLESS......
Does anybody have an idea for an emerging tech in the Star Wars world that isn't time travel, teleportation, matter replication or pico/femtotech?