Alex Jones, who on his program often expresses his interest in science fiction and, in particular, Star Wars, discusses laser weaponry in the video above, which also features a real life Star Wars laser battle, on a miniature scale.
“When A New Hope was released in 1977, it blew audiences away worldwide,” Jones says in the video. “Who could imagine humans piloting spacecraft in laser battles? Little did they know NASA was already deploying unmanned drones in space, and testing laser weapons systems, now partially declassified.”
The video resolves in a time-lapsed laser “battle” in which Star Wars lego figurines are blasted and melted in a small-scale mock battle. ”A laser only about nine and a half inches long is able to vaporize lego figurines,” Jones says. “Imagine the power of systems mounted in DC-10s.”
Altogether, the short video is an interesting presentation on the not just the history of directed energy weaponry, but also where the science of the coming years may be taking us. It begs the question: will laser weaponry be protected under Second Ammendment rights as well?