Gizmodo has an interesting article on how the inventor of Laser Tag, George Carter, was inspired by Star Wars…

When Star Wars was released in May of 1977 it captured the imaginations of numerous people who would go on to change the world. One man, an inventor named George Carter was inspired to change the ways in which teens screwed around in their free timeā€”he invented Laser Tag.

Take the link below to read the full article, and check out the video above from CNN talking with George Carter about the invention.

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