Hi all. Sorry if I am posting in a wrong section as I am new there and di not figure it out where my post belongs to. I would like to ask about energy weapons in fiction and reality. We have movies, video games, novels where lots of weapons (of different designs) are used. As far as I understand, only laser weapons may be used in our days, although without such a devastating effect (like Death Star) or visual effects (like Star wars, where beam could be easily seen). Also, if I am not wrong - plasma weapons are very unlikely to function. The question is about reality of some science fiction weapons: 1. ion cannon - not speaking about its effect (in star wars - blueish weapon, capable of disaablin ship; in master of Orion2 - yellowish weapons, bypassing armor) 2. photon based beam weapons (some science fiction novels) - is it real or not?