Lasers have been used for decades, as they were developed first in 1958. They are not only used for military use and for use in the medical field, there are also many scientific laser applications that help to shape our minds and the world around us. Of course, not all laser applications are going to be that high tech, and there are certainly some that are used within the household that you may not even consider. For example, a DVD or CD player uses lasers internally as well as using layers to record the discs that you are playing. This is something that, quite simply, would not have been imagined with the advent of the laser a little more than 50 years ago.
Another thing that you should consider is the way that lasers are used in an industrial setting. When you consider the fact that a precise measurement is available using laser measurement tools, it can really help to improve the quality of the items that we are using. Although we may have been able to get a relatively precise measurement before the use of lasers, today it is all but exact. The same is also true when it comes to the tools that are used for cutting purposes. The cuts that are made with the laser tool are not only precise, they are very clean. This allows for more precise fittings in an industrial setting and has really been able to improve the quality of the products that we may use from day-to-day.