Silence gun: horribly dystopian or awesomest thing ever?

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    Mar 02, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/weird-gun-future-attacks-words-not-people-193050045.html

    I'm on the fence. I think it could have some horrible and awesome uses.
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    Just like any gun, it all depends on how its used
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    WANT!

    Have a coworker with sociopathic tendencies/ADHD right next to me in a cubicle farm.

    Is there a taser aspect to this? That would be *so* awesome.
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Sadly, it won't work on people on the internet.
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    reality singing competitions just got better...
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    calibro saidreality singing competitions just got better...


    Lol!
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    I see some constitutional issues with such a device used by a government to silence dissent.

    I imagine that there should be some sort of countermeasure to it in the works...
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    It's in the same arsenal as the pain gun and the barf gun already in existence.

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    Mar 02, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Larkin saidIt's in the same arsenal as the pain gun and the barf gun already in existence.

    Awesomely awesome icon_smile.gif


    Barf gun? Is that like the sick stick from the movie Minority Report? It's a real thing?
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    Interesting invention but am a little scared of how it maybe used. It surely sounds like a thing to mess up someone's head pretty good if they don't know about it.
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    Mar 02, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    As far as I'm concerned the inventor of that gun can kiss my
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    Mar 02, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Great idea if they can get it into the size of a button with a remote in your pocket so when you're facing someone, you can remotely push a button and mess with their brain and they'd never know it. The gun seems a tad bit large for any discreet uses! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 02, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    endo said
    Larkin saidIt's in the same arsenal as the pain gun and the barf gun already in existence.

    Awesomely awesome icon_smile.gif


    Barf gun? Is that like the sick stick from the movie Minority Report? It's a real thing?


    Yep!

    Vomit Gun

    Pain Ray
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    Mar 02, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    im so getting one lol
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    Mar 02, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    I think we all like the idea of shutting someone up, but it raises many questions of freedom of speech and constitutionality. Fact of the matter is something like this causes more harm than good in my opinion. Like the article states, it can easily be used in a political rally by someone who has a different opinion.

    Bad idea. If you lack the discipline to tune someone out and want a gun to silence them...get more disclipline.
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    Mar 02, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    eb925guy said The gun seems a tad bit large for any discreet uses! icon_wink.gif


    It's like when cellphones were colossally large. There was an obsession with getting them smaller and smaller. Then people thought they were way too small and wanted them slightly bigger.
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    Mar 02, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    eb925guy said The gun seems a tad bit large for any discreet uses! icon_wink.gif


    It's like when cellphones were colossally large. There was an obsession with getting them smaller and smaller. Then people thought they were way too small and wanted them slightly bigger.


    Wut?!?

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    Mar 02, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    Chainers saidIf you lack the discipline to tune someone out and want a gun to silence them...get more disclipline.


    Wow. Uh, Ok.

    Chainers, what you are saying is that I am expected to endure a coworker who spends 6 out of 8 hours ever day talking about his 4 kids, the video games he plays when his 4 kids give him time, the Mormon church, his wife, his Vasectomy, his kids, his new house, his new neighborhood, how that DEGREED ENGINEER keeps telling him how to do his job, how he hates his job, how his Mormon religion doesn't allow him to have caffein but he *really* loves drinking Mountain Dew at work, how he hasn't been "getting it" from his wife because she takes care of their 6 month old twin daughters most of the time and is exhausted and not losing the weight she gained during the pregnancy, how he hates doing the work he is supposed to be doing and not getting enough of the fun work because I "won't help him out" because I have my own thankless and boring shit to do while he's expecting me to worship him.

    Basically, my employer coddles this freak to support his family.


    People who have worked in a cubicle farm don't make your statement.
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    Mar 02, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    We!
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    Mar 02, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    Kim Jong-il would have loved that.
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    Mar 02, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    I'd like a pocket version please.... icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 02, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    I would imagine that people can be trained to overcome this. Yes, it might cause confusion at first but the brain can adjust

    /not worried
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    Mar 02, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    I would pay money into a fund to keep someone following fred phelps with one of these every-time he steps out in public.... icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 02, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
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    Chainers saidIf you lack the discipline to tune someone out and want a gun to silence them...get more disclipline.


    Wow. Uh, Ok.

    Chainers, what you are saying is that I am expected to endure a coworker who spends 6 out of 8 hours ever day talking about his 4 kids, the video games he plays when his 4 kids give him time, the Mormon church, his wife, his Vasectomy, his kids, his new house, his new neighborhood, how that DEGREED ENGINEER keeps telling him how to do his job, how he hates his job, how his Mormon religion doesn't allow him to have caffein but he *really* loves drinking Mountain Dew at work, how he hasn't been "getting it" from his wife because she takes care of their 6 month old twin daughters most of the time and is exhausted and not losing the weight she gained during the pregnancy, how he hates doing the work he is supposed to be doing and not getting enough of the fun work because I "won't help him out" because I have my own thankless and boring shit to do while he's expecting me to worship him.

    Basically, my employer coddles this freak to support his family.


    People who have worked in a cubicle farm don't make your statement.


    Yea someone who is spending 6-8 hours a day talking isnt working very well. Sounds like you have a dysfunctional company, which is why you are employed there most likely.

    Try this "Hey man, I appreciate what you are saying but I am not comfortable talking about those things at work."

    or "You know what? I really dont feel that that is professional and I am trying to get some work done"

    Oh wait, this is communication, the quality of a man. No wonder you cant do it.

    Bitch.
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    Mar 02, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    adam228 saidI would imagine that people can be trained to overcome this. Yes, it might cause confusion at first but the brain can adjust

    /not worried


    Easiest is to just wear earplugs.
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