Old Man Laser: Officially over the hill

Amazingly, the laser is 50 years old today. When it was originally discovered, many scientists felt that the shiny red light didn’t have any practical use. Of course now days, lasers are almost everywhere.

From our music, to our telephones and movies, lasers are an integral part of modern technology. While we’re still a ways off from weapons grade laser equipment, we are getting closer and closer every day. So from the DVD player, to the telephone, to the medical laser used to remove the mole, the laser is here to stay. And considering that researchers had no idea what to do with the laser in the first place, we can only imagine what the future holds.

[via CNNTech]