Many people have a fear of flying, and hopefully with the laser turbulence detectors, people will have an easier time traveling.
When up in the air any little bump you feel is terrifying, and you feel helpless and are at the mercy of your pilot. These laser detectors are designed to help predict when and where the largest amount of turbulence will take place. Once the pilot knows this, they will be able to make adjustments in flight patterns in order to help ensure a safer and more comfortable flight. Currently these detectors are only in a few planes, but if this proves to be useful there may be a full scale deployment on other planes. These laser turbulence detectors may be the future in flying.