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Hearing voices in your head?

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Kevin, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    If you're hearing voices, don't reach for that Prozac just yet. It turns out that you just might be on the receiving end of MEDUSA, a new US military weapon in development that just might make you a tad doubtful of your sanity. :eek:

    [via MagHeap]


    I can not help but wonder if the designers of this gizmo had visions of lasers & popcorn floating in their minds as they thought of what they could do with it.

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  2. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    ...........I wonder,does it work on members of Congress, considering some of the boneheaded, inane things that can come out of the Capitol somedays? :eek: :eek: :p

    On the other hand, it sounds like it would be something that could be effective in quelling riots and other civil disturbances; it isn't the first non-lethal or 'less-than-lethal' device invented by the military.....case in point, the Active Denial System(a/k/a the "pain ray") :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  3. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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  4. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Overlord Karellan discusses a similar device in Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 novel Childhood's End. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"All political problems," Karellen had once told Stormgren, "can be solved by the correct application of power." [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"That sounds a rather cynical remark," Stormgren had replied doubtfully. "It's a little too much like 'Might is Right'. In our own past, the use of power has been notably unsuccessful in solving anything." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"The operative word is correct. You have never possessed real power, or the knowledge necessary to apply it. As in all problems, there are efficient and inefficient approaches. Suppose, for example, that one of your nations, led by some fanatical ruler, tried to revolt against me. The highly inefficient answer to such a threat would be some billions of horsepower in the shape of atomic bombs. If I used enough bombs, the solution would be complete and final. It would also, as I remarked, be inefficient - even if it possessed no other defects." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"And the efficient solution?" [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"That requires about as much power as a small radio transmitter-and rather similar skills to operate. For it's the application of the power, not its amount, that matters. How long do you think Hitler's career as dictator of Germany would have lasted, if wherever he went a voice was talking quietly in his ear? Or if a steady musical note, loud enough to drown all other sounds and to prevent sleep, filled his brain night and day? Nothing brutal, you appreciate. Yet, in the final analysis, just as irresistible as a tritium bomb." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Regular readers are already familiar with how the 'Paranormal State' Ad Billboard Makes You Hear Voices; it uses an "audio spotlight" to put a commercial message right next to your ear. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Via Microwave ray gun controls crowds with noise; thanks to Winchell Chung for the tip and the quote. Scroll down for more stories in the same category.[/FONT]
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    More proof that Clarke was true visionary. :cool:
     

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