posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 09:21 AM
I recall seeing the Spyder 3
which is about as close to a lightsaber in the weapon sense, as I think the
public can see or touch ..or that exists. Cool article, too!
A weapon has just one fatal flaw at this point tho..and the OP img doesn't show that part. The beam needs the power to kill but the ability to stop
...like..Oh NO! STOP!!.. Otherwise, Luke and Obi-Wan would have literally brought the house down, every time they'd worked a 360 degree circle with a
light saber, right?
So miniaturize to pack a high yield continuous laser or plasma or whatever ..AND a way without physical means of any kind, to stop the beam 2-3 feet
out without breaking the contained length. Pretty much ever, when you think about it. Imagine a split second oops during the Arena scene in Clone
Wars... 'Ooops to the whole 300th row, way in the back as the beam ran the distance for a moment....clean up on row 300...'