Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence

  1. #1
    fgg
    fgg is offline
    Elite Member fgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    29,635

    Default Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence

    Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence

    TOKYO (Newscore) - 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.

    Describing the device in their research paper, Kurihara and Tsukada wrote, "In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stopping speaking."

    They found that the device works better on people who were reading aloud than engaged in "spontaneous speech" and it cannot stop people making meaningless sounds, such as "ahhh," that are uttered over a long time period.

    Kurihara and Tsukada suggested the speech-jamming gun could be used to hush noisy speakers in public libraries or to silence people in group discussions who interrupt other people's speeches.

    "There are still many cases in which the negative aspects of speech become a barrier to the peaceful resolution of conflicts," the authors said.

    Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

  2. #2
    Elite Member mtlebay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,255

    Default

    Hahaaaa... that's hilar-.
    Go Habs Go!!

  3. #3
    Elite Member Geest's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,720

    Default

    Bah, my landline can do this. It is really disturbing when I hear my echo but I can get over it now - shut my ears and carry on talking.

  4. #4
    Elite Member CornFlakegrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hanging with the raisin girls
    Posts
    12,169

    Default

    This is fucked up.


    Although I could use it on my MIL.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator Tati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Your Pocket
    Posts
    17,993

    Default

    Wow. Sadly, I can think of a lot of scary uses for this kind of technology.
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

  6. #6
    Elite Member JuicyLucy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,769

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    This is fucked up.


    Although I could use it on my MIL.
    I was thinking something along those lines aswell.
    Watch though, I bet in the future they'll discover this gun is also going to cause brain cancer or something like that.
    Dont Feed The Models
    JuicyLucy

  7. #7
    Elite Member darksithbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,131

    Default

    My cell phone does this to me but I keep on a talkin! LOL.

  8. #8
    Elite Member Brookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In the "D"
    Posts
    21,035

    Default

    Somebody needs to use this during the next Rush Limbaugh show, or aim it at Romney or St Rick during a debate.
    Life is short. Break the Rules. Forgive Quickly. Kiss Slowly. Love Truly.
    Laugh Uncontrollably. And never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile.

    - Mark Twain

  9. #9
    Elite Member Beeyotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,835

    Default

    I talk on the phone all day for work. It's seriously disturbing when this happens and I can't figure out if it's due to crappy cell phone reception, being put on speaker phone or what. It really does throw me and makes me stop talking, I'm thisclose to asking people wtf is up with the echo and telling them it's really distracting so can they please FIXIT!!!

  10. #10
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,372

    Default

    Developed, no doubt, to counter the effect of the Occupy movement "mic check"
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  11. #11
    Super Moderator Tati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Your Pocket
    Posts
    17,993

    Default

    ^ Protests was my first thought.
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Japanese lab invents Internet kissing machine
    By fgg in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 11th, 2011, 05:01 PM
  2. Blowfish testicles sicken people in Japan
    By KrisNine in forum News
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: January 28th, 2009, 10:51 AM
  3. Barack Obama gives a speech to an estimated 100,000 people in St Louis
    By Grimmlok in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: October 20th, 2008, 11:16 AM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 23rd, 2008, 11:06 AM
  5. Natalie Imbruglia silences marriage rumours
    By ourmaninBusan in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 16th, 2006, 12:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •