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Forum Post: **Researchers develop speech-jamming gun that can silence people from a distance.**

Posted 2 years ago on April 15, 2012, 9:37 p.m. EST by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO
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"Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 100 feet away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop people from speaking --- but its second application is a lot more chilling." Read more here (although you really don't have to; the quote says it all):

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/120583-new-speech-jamming-gun-hints-at-dystopian-big-brother-future

I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction:

First deployment: NOT a library.

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[-] 2 points by lisa (425) 2 years ago

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/russians-developing-mind-altering-electromagnetic-zombie-gun/

The Russians are already making a mind alerting gun to use on people so they cannot fight back. Now where do you think they got the technology to do that from? Somebody from the USA is retired early in a nice beachfront condo in Latin or South America.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Amazing, and scary, stuff. Thanks for the link. I'm about to check it out now. Yeah, they probably got it from us, but Russia has had some damn good scientists over the years, some of the best in the world. Could have been them, too, I guess. You know how they are over there in regards to free speech.

[-] 1 points by lisa (425) 2 years ago

True, they only let us still say anything because they want to identify who we all are, after they do that, then they will start to crack down on everyone, the same way they target journalists at protest marches, they won't even let them cover the story, much less have an opinion.

This is Brian Todd from CNN at a 2009 protest he was covering as a Credentialed Journalist, and they announced they did not care who anyone was, everyone had to just leave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH1CqBpjDt4&feature=related Brian Todd covering the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

This country is turning into an authoritarian shit-hole, isn't it? One thing in that "zombie gun" (that is a cool name, tho) article that struck me was the comment about low-level electromagnetic radiation altering thought patterns, and the possibility that television has been doing that for decades. That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

[-] 2 points by craigdangit (326) 2 years ago

Sounds reactionary. I think it would only work well in cases such as the debate, with the single speaker. A mob of people would likely not respond nearly as strongly IMO to the effect, and if they did, blocking their ears would likely allow them to shout slogans and jeers.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Good point. I wonder if it's been tested against crowds or just individuals? The article doesn't say. Probably still in testing.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

If true, Im sure we will see it in Tampa.

They are treating this like its going to be the most chaos the world has ever seen.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

It's probably too new. Although the article doesn't explicitly say so, I think it's probably still in development. If and when it's perfected, though, I'll bet they show up in the equipment lockers of every major city in America in short order.

[-] -1 points by Zombiefighter (-16) from Ione, CA 2 years ago

Bullshit.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5689) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Thanks for the bump moron. Keep 'em coming.