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    Silence Gun: Strange Weapon of the Future.....



    Ever since humans first invented guns, they've been inventing new uses for them. Some shoot bullets; others shoot lasers. But a strange and unsettling new gun being developed by Japanese researchers shoots sound waves in an effort to disrupt and silence anyone who dares speak out of turn.

    The gun operates based on the concept of delayed auditory feedback. An attached microphone picks up the sound being made by the target and plays it back 0.2 seconds later. The effect is incredibly confusing to the human brain, making it all but impossible to talk or hold a conversation. The device doesn't cause the person it's being used on any physical harm — it simply messes with their head.

    When the human brain hears its own speech perfectly in sync during normal speech, it easily processes the input and allows you to largely ignore the sound of your own voice. However, by offsetting the response just a bit, the brain hears your mouth speaking as well as the strange echo effect produced by the gun. This unusual combination is confusing enough to effectively shut down the part of your brain responsible for managing speech, and you fall immediately silent.....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technolo...193050045.html

    Women best hope guys don't go out and buy this. Think about how this could affect Freedom of Speech laws.
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    Women best hope guys don't go out and by this. Think about how this could affect Freedom of Speech laws.
    Oh, I need one of these at my house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    Oh, I need one of these at my house!
    Man I need this thing for Work.

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    They would come in handy all over.

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    Call somebody's cell phone and ask them to put you on speakerphone and tell them to turn the volume to maximum. Try to have a conversation; it's extremely difficult because you hear your own delayed voice as you're talking. Same concept.
    "The love of liberty is the love of others. The love of power is the love of ourselves." -William Hazlitt



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    My cell phone gets such bad reception I already have this problem.

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