Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Japanese Shut-Up Gun

"Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun (pictured above) that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) 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. The researchers were looking for a way to stop 'louder, stronger' voices from saying more than their fair share in conversation." [Via]


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HiredGoons (#603)

Bill O'Reilly is so excited.

barnhouse (#1,326)

Crikey! They'll have to invent Throat Shields for that. Or an ASL amplifier.

deepomega (#1,720)

Weird! Super weird! And I guess, entirely stoppable by wearing headphones.

RonMwangaguhung (#3,697)

Why (sotto voce) pray tell is this chilling? I find this goddam refreshing #introvert #awesome #theequalizer #shutupayourface

Kjle Risch (#3,504)

Ha! I never listen to myself when I talk! Let me tell you about how science doesn't work.

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