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They say it will burn as hot as a star and will be used for military projects and energy development.
Originally posted by Kokatsi
Scuse me for being ignorant, but how precisely this laser will be used?
The article says it is great for scientific experiements. I have no doubt of that. However, the way people are talking about it on the forum here sounds as if they assumed it was a weapon.
If it WERE used as a weapon, how precisely would you use it?
And against whom?
From the West Coast of the US, you cannot take shots at other parts of the globe. Laser beams are straight. As far as I know they cannot be reflected from clouds either as some type of radio waves.
So it will come in handy only if the Goa'uld is attacking San Francisco and its immediate environs...
But are they?
Any insider information?
Originally posted by mithrawept
Considering the sheer size, weight and delicate nature of the device, it would take quite some time to develop a battlefield version. Not to mention the moon sized stack of Duracel's needed to power it.