It may surprise you to learn that when laser first shot to prominence in the 1960s there was no real use for it. Of course, nowadays, lasers have a place in almost every single piece of technology around – but back then they were more a product of a time of curiosity and imagination than usefulness and application. In fact, scientists from back then would probably be amazed if they saw how we use their invention today.
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