Once called “a solution looking for a problem,” the laser beam has a plethora of applications that will soon revolutionize everything. As a matter of fact, it’s already doing that. Laser beams were (and still are) a staple in science fiction movies like Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica. The laser has graced futuristic movies predominantly as a weapon, and there’s so much more it can do. Let’s take a look at some of the real-life uses of laser beams.