The Best Way To Perform An Assassination? Use Lightning Storms!


European students at the University of Lyon are flirting with the idea of controlling lightning. Scientists believe that being able to control lightning will allow researchers to study lightning’s affects on our planet, transportation, and power lines, but I think it will make quite the impressive weapon for the future. Soon will we be questioning if a freak accident by mother nature was a successful assassination?

Considering my fascination with weather—specifically lightning—I say let the Europeans do their thing. I would love to understand how lightning works, and I guess it would be a great thing. I don’t know how feasible it would be to create a weapon out of lightning, and I am not sure I would even want to know about it. A scary thought, I say. However, I think this is a cool story.

What do you think?

[Source: Optics Express VIA Popular Science | Image Credit: Ominous—Warren Rohne]


One response to “The Best Way To Perform An Assassination? Use Lightning Storms!

  1. Greetings!

    I think that if a way is found to control lightning, it will be weaponized faster than you can say, “SkyNet’s online’.

    That having been said, I also believe that this is easier said than done… I think that this will keep students and researchers busy for years, if not decades. We can’t even predict where lightning will strike at any given time, and that is a logical first step that needs to be taken in controlling it. So I wouldn’t go out and buy any personal lightning rods just yet :-).

    Have a great day!

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