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Old January 14 2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Re: Treknology - what's next?

After much deliberation I went for phaser. Even though we have 3D printing and the beginnings of lab grown meat/organs, replicators like those in trek are a long way off yet.

The only country so far to experiment with laser tech is the US. They already have on mounted on the front of a jumbo jet that can nail ballistic missiles and aircraft from many miles away. I think a man portable device is a few decades away yet. The power required to blow something up with a laser is enormous.

As far as I'm aware there are no laws governing the use of laser based weapons in warfare as the weapons do not yet truely exist in a capacity where they can be used in open warfare.
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