Most everything Sci-Fi we read and/or watch will eventually be unveiled. Consider Jules Vernes. He was thinking about submarines, missions to the moon, etc. long before they ever came to pass. Some of you may consider Science Fiction material to be outlandish. But, somewhere, somebody is thinking...THAT can be done. And, then they build and work and invent until eventually they achieve what at one time people considered VERY, VERY futuristic.
Well, I am pleased to announce, the future has arrived. (Not that you didn't already know that, I'm sure.) But, just in case you missed it today, the military announced interest in a new weapon! (No, no, not lightsabers...not yet anyways. But, key a drumroll please...)
A RAY GUN!!!!
It is designed to emit a 130 degree beam, which makes the recepient feel as if they are on fire, and yet it is not lethal. It penetrates thick layers of winter clothing, and has a range of more than 500 yards! (For those who like visuals, that's more than 5 football fields!)
I grew up wondering when we would actually have ray guns, transporters, long-distance space ships, and of course, lightsabers. (What can I say, I'm a fan of the lightsaber.) And now, one of those is here.
What can I say...we are in the 21st century. Shouldn't our cars be flying by now, too?