For decades, Star Wars fans have speculated on how exactly one would make a lightsaber, and most ideas based on current scientific knowledge center on some sort of energy or plasma field. However, that was before scientists at Harvard and MIT changed everything. By enticing photons magically to cling together like molecules, they created a new form of matter. one that could be the basis of some kind of future lightsaber technology. Even though they acknowledge this could one day be used to create lightsabers, the scientists say their first priority is quantum computing. It’s always fucking quantum computing.
Even though lightsabers are more plasma than “light”, could it still be possible that a lightsaber would be foiled by something as simple as a mirror?
While some people were getting pepper sprayed and beaten down by the police this weekend in NYC, hundreds more gathered in Washington Square Park for a massive lightsaber battle of epic proportions.