Ahh lasers. Is there anything they can’t do? Heal skin, fix eyesight, remove tattoos, heat things. The list can go on and on. The US military wants to add them to their arsenal. Recent advances have made that more likely. My questions for this technology revolve around what happens when they miss their target? If this is installed in a plane, and that warplane is trying to shoot another down, but misses, where does the beam go? If it hits the ground, what happens to people/buildings? I know bullets have the same problem, but consider this. What happens if the shot is aimed skyward and the shot misses? The laser enters space? What happens then? Will it ever stop? What if we accidentally shoot down the space station? What if the shot goes clear out into outer space and hits an alien craft? We could start a glactic war in which we would lose horribly. 🙂
Lol, these are the things that run through my mind.