Light.Conversations: Where did LiDAR come from, and where’s it heading?

Light.Conversations: Where did LiDAR come from, and where’s it heading?

Philip Constantine
It may surprise you to learn that, when laser first shot to prominence in the 1960s, there was no real use for it. Of course, nowadays, lasers have a place in almost every single piece of technology around – but, back then, they were more a product of a time of curiosity and imagination than usefulness and application. In fact, scientists from back then would probably be amazed if they saw how we use their invention today.
Light.Conversations: Where did LiDAR come from, and where’s it heading?

Light.Conversations: Where did LiDAR come from, and where’s it heading?

Philip Constantine
It may surprise you to learn that, when laser first shot to prominence in the 1960s, there was no real use for it. Of course, nowadays, lasers have a place in almost every single piece of technology around – but, back then, they were more a product of a time of curiosity and imagination than usefulness and application. In fact, scientists from back then would probably be amazed if they saw how we use their invention today.