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If you’ve ever watched Star Wars and thought, “Man, lightsabers would sure be cool in real life,” you’re far from alone. However, the real-world applications of such a technology would be, honestly, kind of scary.
One tech TikToker took the time to think out how real-world lightsabers would be used in combat, and while he’s probably right, the implications this idea has for future warfare are downright frightening.
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The TikToker who posted the video is Marcus Vance, and while there isn’t a ton of action in his clip, there are a ton of engrossing (and scary) ideas.
Basically, what Vance thinks is, if some sort of laser blade like a lightsaber were applied in real-world situations, it would be in response to robotic combatants on the battlefield. This is because most robotic soldiers would be resistant to standard-issue rifle fire, requiring higher caliber rounds fired from much heavier guns.
Since it would be unreasonable to expect every soldier to carry a heavy-duty rifle, it’s possible that some sort of hand-torch or laser knife could be employed to penetrate the heavy armor of robotic soldiers at close range.
So, what does that all mean? If real-life lightsabers are introduced to contemporary warfare, that likely means that a substantial amount of robots are on the field that require a different kind of approach.
Once you’ve put guns and other weapons in the hands of autonomous machines, you’ve already lost the real war.
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