This technology demonstrates the ability to use a scanning ray to determine the chemical composition of targets. That is somewhat dangerous. From what distance does it resolve? This is definately something to keep watch on regarding rights!
There are laws saying that police from helicopters can use 20X binoculars but not 40X binoculars to view the public. This seems reasonable. Should google earth be allowed?
Since rights have been prepped, what can this be used constructively for? Normal chemical analysis often involves a chemical process to uncover. This could potentially replace that and make chemical science cheaper. What is the Mona Lisa printed on? Is that can recyclable? It could be used to analyze gasses such as exhaust fumes. Try it! I am amazed we can do this/this can be done! Well, I suppose all information is crystalized in all energy for all time.