General KnOWLedge: Could lightsabers ever exist?

Obi-Wan called it "an elegant weapon for a more civilized age"... Is that age on its way?
Star Wars lightsaber

The lightsaber is the greatest weapon ever created in science fiction.

That's not necessarily a fact. It's an opinion. But it's still pretty hard to argue with.

The hum. The crackle. The glow. The sparks and harsh static scratch of two lightsabers clashing together.

The deflecting of laser bolts. The slicing through armour. The melting of steel doors.

Impressive. Most impressive.

But is it all just fantasy? Or could we one day see the Star Wars weapon in real life?

The science behind sci-fi

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Just going for a swim with my lightsaber. No biggie. (Getty Embed)

In today's OWLconnected General KnOWLedge, we're taking a closer look at whether or not we could hold an actual lightsaber in our hands. You might be surprised to know how much science supports the weapon's story. But does that mean that lightsabers for all are just around the corner?

Ignite the debate for yourselves below!

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