The science-fiction-predicted future may be about to arrive, including the possibility of light-speed travel and anti-gravity systems.With the announcement by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) of the likely discovery at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the elusive Higgs Boson, a new paradigm for science and physics may have arrived.
CERN scientist, Albert de Roeck, likened the discovery of the Higgs boson to that of electricity, the National Post reports. According to de Roeck just as humanity couldn’t fathom the future applications of electricity, we can’t yet comprehend the applications of the Higgs boson, the particle thought to help explain why matter has mass.
“At this moment my imagination is too small to do that,” he said. Scientists are hoping this discovery of the particle — still in the early stages of its confirmation — will unlock mysteries of the universe, including dark matter and light-speed travel.