The “Shut Up ” Gun (Video)
Wish you could just make someone stop talking sometimes? Of course you do everyone has those moments.
The Japanese have done it again with a new device that can stop a person from talking.
Speech-Jamming Gun Unveiled By Japanese Researchers
Two Japanese researchers recently introduced a prototype for a device they call a SpeechJammer that can literally “jam” someone’s voice — effectively stopping them from talking. Now they’ve released a video of the device in action. “We have to establish and obey rules for proper turn-taking,” write Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada in their article on the SpeechJammer (PDF). “However, some people tend to lengthen their turns or deliberately disrupt other people when it is their turn … rather than achieve more fruitful discussions.”
Read More: Wired’s Underwire