Laser Pistols & Lightsabers

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Science fiction amazes us with futuristic technology and weapons, but many like the laser pistol, raygun, or lightsaber seem high-tech versions of old tech. Are such weapons possible and if so, could they have a role in future warfare?

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Laser Pistols & Lightsabers
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 290a; May 16, 2021
Written, Produced & Narrated by Isaac Arthur

Script Editors:
Andy Nelson
Jason Burbank
Jerry Guern
Matthew Campbell

Graphics by:
Ken York
Mihail Yordanov

Music Courtesy of Epidemic Sound


This channel focuses on exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction. While we explore many concepts and technologies that are far beyond us now, we try to keep everything inside the bounds of known science or major theories.