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As with jet packs and flying cars, I've always assumed that the future would include laser guns. I'm heartened/terrified to learn that the military continues to seriously pursue laser weaponry, and I'm unapologetically psyched to hear that they're adding "zap!" sounds when these death rays are fired. At least lasers are mostly seen as "defense" weaponry, shooting down incoming missiles and mortars to protect troops and innocent lives. That said, some in the military are also interested in these silent, invisible long-range laser weapons for their promise of "plausible deniability" [source: Hambling]. Who blew up the submarine? Not us!

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