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Originally posted by johnsky
Should someone actally want to start a lethal confrentation, what better way to start it than to fire non-lethal weapons, convincing the enemy you are actually trying to 'ignite' them, and in turn, they fire back with lethal weapons.
It sure would make you look like the innocent one, should you get the media to word it correctly.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
It does not matter how much you know about the weapon, the pain it provides is extremely painful, you cannot tolerate it. It's like putting your hand on a really hot surface, you don't think "gee this is hot, let me see, should I keep my hand here or move it away?". You automatically move without thinking because it's a natural reflex. Same with this, the pain is so sudden and intense your body makes you move out the way. Unless you're a Buddhist monk and have that kind of self disciple/control you're definitely not going to be continuing on your original path. Plus if you do there's always the lethal option as a last means...
Originally posted by HondaCivic
This reminds me of the bomb that someone invented that will knock out electricty/technology and what not but not kill anybody. Its like a static field that disrupts stuff.
I like how they are thinking of new ways to save people, but then again if they dont die, they just gonna go back to doing what they did before (talking about them physcho people)
Originally posted by apc
This is really cool! But... I wonder how long it will be before someone tries to sue for getting skin cancer.
Originally posted by grimreaper797
I wonder how long till they use these to disrupt protests that they think have "gone too far" because they are shouting or refuse to leave the area they are protesting in.
Originally posted by apc
You'd be surprised what can cause cancer these days... especially in California. I swear you'd think you'd get a tumor just by breathing the air out there.
I wasn't being that serious, but it is certainly a possibility. Who knows what could turn up in those exposed after a decade or two.
I'm most interested in the future of this technology. Primarily in the miniaturization of it. It's not a question of if, but when this will become handheld.