JAPAN INVENTS SPEECH-JAMMING GUN THAT SILENCES PEOPLE MID-SENTENCEYou know how teachers are always complaining about having to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket? In this case I would gladly dig deep in order to get my hands on one of these devices! I would get one for my wife, too. She teaches a bunch of inner-city first graders who are even more verbose and disruptive than the middle schoolers with whom I deal every day.
Japanese researchers have invented a speech-jamming gadget that painlessly forces people into silence.
Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a portable "SpeechJammer" gun that can silence people more than 30 meters away.
The device works by recording its target's speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain's cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely....
Yeah, yeah - so the device is a little Orwellian. C'est la vie.
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