Isaac Asimov was a male human author of numerous science fiction stories and novels in the 20th century. Asimov first postulated the possibility of a positronic brain, which was eventually realized by Dr. Noonien Soong. (TNG episode: "Datalore")
The Asimov-written short story collection, I, Robot, was required reading for those in Starfleet Academy's Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course. (Last Unicorn RPG module: Starfleet Academy Handbook)
- In real life, Asimov was a friend of Gene Roddenberry's, and served as a science consultant on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.