Originally Posted by ReynardMuldrake
Have scientists found the Higgs Boson?
I've heard for years that Higgs Boson is the "God Particle" and that it would be a major breakthrough. I understand that the Standard Model predicts it, as it predicted other particles before they were discovered.
But I've never heard anyone speculate on the practical applications that might come from this discovery. If we find it tomorrow, are we that much closer to a warp drive, or anti-gravity, or more efficient energy? What could we do with that knowledge?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we shouldn't be pursuing knowledge for knowledge's sake. Even if it just provides more evidence that the Standard Model is correct, I'm all for it. I've just never heard anyone discuss possible practical applications of the discovery of the Higgs Boson.