Would we use lightsabers?
All in all they are very handy as training weapons and in the dark too. Double if they ever do make them, pikes would be best or standard ones. I have wondered if they would make them would military use them or used by the everyman
Have you ever been hit with a custom sabre? A proper thwack to the head will daze, stun, and even lay a person out for a bit.
as would any sword invented and built in the last three and a half thousand years.
Which is probably why we're not making a lot of effort to invent a better sword.
People are squishy, killing them is not really a stretch for our technology.
I know in movies, artillery is mostly just used to create ambience so the heroes have some dust and noise to run through, but in reality, if the Bad Guys of the Day dropped a few M795 rounds (or the spacey-wacey equivalent) in the approximate direction of the Heroes, all the laser swords in the world won't help you. (it might be considered "uncivilised", but there's got to be a line somewhere between high minded nobility and one-on-one duels, and effective control of an engagement)
and if you do have a laser sword, well then you've got something worth stealing. It's a funny thing that sometimes the more you try to protect yourself, the more problems you attract.
JamesSand wrote: People are squishy, killing them is not really a stretch for our technology.
Gods above I've missed your quips James. XD welcome back.
Uzima wrote: Access to means of defense is a right.
Whether it is wisdom or not, my country's laws are (to the effect of) you have the right to defend yourself in the event that it is required, you don't have the right to arm yourself in preparation to attack, and then call it defence if you happen to be the victor.
Well, in theory, The Force shows us our "rights to act" through the natural world we live in..
Essentially, as every being has the free will to act, so does he reap the consequences of those actions. In the course of his freewill, he comes to possess things. First, most importantly, his person, the vehicle of his will.. and thus begins the limitation of Action.. not his will to act, but his right to.. and they're not arbitrary limits.. but more like deterrents..
Rob, and you could be robbed..
Kill, and you could be killed..
Retaliation was the basis of the M.A.D. strategy of the Cold War..
When a being becomes rational, these fundamental principles remain. Over time, he may rationalize in his mind that it is more beneficial to cooperate than to risk his own life and possessions against retaliation. He may also rationalize that another might plot on his possessions without cause or notice and must be prepared for the possibility..
Obviously though, these deterrents aren't always respected and some purposefully overpower those weaker than themselves to add to their own strength. Wanting to IMPOSE their will on nature. Then others may band together to protect themselves from those marauders. Thus the first kingdoms were established on the shoulders of imposing men.. and on the backs of those who would oppose them..
Eventually, we come to our modern age. Where we have finally established societies where the respect for these natural limitations is enshrined in a social contract and collectively enforced.. at least, they're suppose to be.. however, the inclination to use others to increase our power, regardless of those limitations and society's willingness to uphold them.. our willingness and understanding being the most likely target in undermining our autonomy..
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.
ReallyRiver wrote: Totally wouldn't even touch a real light saber. I barely trust myself with a steak knife.
Haha, its true!! I'm the same with buying a sword... I don't think I want a sharpened blade katana in the house, when I can get a dull one instead
But then again I'm not sure why not. It's like a 50/50 thing.
Tannis Yarl wrote: I have two lightsabers within reach from where I sleep.
*cough cough* still waiting to seem em in action *cough cough* ;p