Skyguard Laser

A land-based laser that can target incoming warheads and projectiles:

Suddenly I'm remembering the Eighties-era "Star Wars" Strategic Defense Initiative again...and how everyone mocked it at the time. Hmm...

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I sometimes wonder what kind of world we would have if not for the Cold War which forced two super powers into a fierce competition for technological supremecy.

We'd have our flying cars for a start.

Far more technologies weren't birthed because of the wasted resources. Also considering all the inventions attributed to NASA which they didn't invent (everything from velcro to microwave ovens) I wouldn't trust any list of technologies "birth thanks to the enormous budget the US military is given".
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Even if it isn't as picture perfect as the promo video, this seems like something that is worth the investment militarily and scientificly.

There are so many technologies that have their birth thanks to the enormous budget the US military is given.

I sometimes wonder what kind of world we would have if not for the Cold War which forced two super powers into a fierce competition for technological supremecy.
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One must also remember that (judging by the background music and glowing script) this was made by the manufacturer. One can only guess at how accurate this really is.
Nifty?...yes.
Perfect?...maybe not so much.
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