What are some possible future applications for supersolids?

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Speculating on what the now created supersolids can be used for in the future
Scientists finally created a 2D Supersolid! There existence has been predicted since the 60’s and now we have them. The scientists who created it don’t really know what it could be used for as it’s so much in the infancy stages, it’s practically a zygote. As an aspiring futurist, I was wondering if anyone had ideas on what a supersolid material could be utilized for.

Here is a link to an article explaining what it is.

https://www.popsci.com/science/what-is-a-supersolid/
 

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It seems the prevalent property of frictionless sliding means you could make devices that slide effortlessly over a surface. That brings to mind transportation systems like maglev trains where now they could slide really close together for stability instead of being elevated.
 
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What was that stuff about climbing up a wall? PopSci misinterpretation?
 
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