You've been thinking about laser weapons since you first watched Star Wars. Now the US Government is making laser weapons the next big thing. This will help them with all of their terrorist problems.. Er no wait, maybe it won't. Still, anything with a laser is futuristic.
The airborne laser program has the mandate to detect and destroy incoming missiles using laser beams. Boom.
Implications - Who new laser weapons were so damn cool? Well, maybe I knew it all along, but the decision by the US government to introduce the airborne laser program certainly will get everyone on board with the rad nature of lasers!