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Directed Energy Weapons, energy as boundary

 

‘Active Denial System’, directed energy weapon developed by the U.S. military

On Tuesday during Germaine’s tutorial we talked about the possibility of using energy as a material, and power as a protective perimeter.

This is the precedent I mentioned, military use of directed energy to create and reinforce boundaries (i.e. borders) and also as a weapon:

Here is an article on Directed Energy Weapons (there is even a mention of Tesla)! http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2015/july/pages/directedenergyweaponswilltheyeverbeready.aspx

Pretty terrifying, pretty sci-fi. What do we think about these? Do we see any positive, creative potential?

I am reluctant to direct you to Wikipedia, but there is a good list here of various deployments of these technologies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directed-energy_weapon

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