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Talking plasma laser balls
Laser flashbang grenades seem useful. A long series of loud reports accompanied by flashes directly over the heads of a crowd might make them scatter, even if the detonations are almost completely harmless.

Note as well that a similar technology is also being developed that could produce glowing images in thin air, and maybe even spoof certain types of radar; these could produce fake aircraft signatures in empty space, attracting anti-aircraft measures, or simply confuse ground troops and other opponents.

Lasers can't be used to blind human opponents according to current warfare conventions, but this wouldn't apply to robotic opponents. Well-designed robot war machines would have defences against blinding anyway, at the very least multiple forms of sensor operating at different wavelengths. But these glowing and talking plasma ball projectors could be used to confuse, rather than blind, an enemy.

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Talking plasma laser balls - by Drashner1 - 08-29-2020, 11:33 PM
RE: Talking plasma laser balls - by stevebowers - 08-30-2020, 07:14 PM
RE: Talking plasma laser balls - by Drashner1 - 08-31-2020, 01:04 PM
RE: Talking plasma laser balls - by Cray - 09-01-2020, 09:44 PM

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