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...Though various techniques have been developed in hopes of taking the "ouch" out of injections, hypodermic needles are still the first choice for ease-of-use, precision, and control.
A new laser-based system, however, that blasts microscopic jets of drugs into the skin could soon make getting a shot as painless as being hit with a puff of air.
The system uses an erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, or Er:YAG, laser to propel a tiny, precise stream of medicine with just the right amount of force.
The laser is combined with a small adaptor that contains the drug to be delivered, in liquid form, plus a chamber containing water that acts as a “driving” fluid. A flexible membrane separates these two liquids. Each laser pulse, which lasts just 250 millionths of a second, generates a vapor bubble inside the driving fluid. The pressure of that bubble puts elastic strain on the membrane, causing the drug to be forcefully ejected from a miniature nozzle in a narrow jet a mere 150 millionths of a meter (micrometers) in diameter, just a little larger than the width of a human hair.
“The impacting jet pressure is higher than the skin tensile strength and thus causes the jet to smoothly penetrate into the targeted depth underneath the skin, without any splashback of the drug,”
Originally posted by thesungod
reply to post by Raelsatu
You can drink RFID chips, not to mention vaccines. Had your flu shot lately? An ATS thread.
Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by Raelsatu
Casinos already pump oxygen and give away free drinks.
It wouldn't be difficult for some shysters to get laser dosing people legalized.
There's also the long/medium distance date-rape aspect. Guys have plenty cause to worry about getting raped too. No one will need spike a drink. Simpy laser dose someone from across the room, and then go 'help' them out the door for the time of their life they didn't know they wanted.
There's also the weaponized biological warfare aspect. Just load up some nasty bugs, and laser zap people all over the place at leisure from a distance without anyone noticing. Next thing ya know, there's zombies, or spanish flu, or people growing penises out of their heads.
I wonder what the range on these laser based injections could be?
Could this be modified to automatically secretly shoot people full of fun juice when they enter a casino? or any other place with a preferred drug cocktail?
Enter an eating establishment and you suddenly have an overwhelming craving for exactly what they want you to eat.
One step closer to the RFID chip implants. Sooner than we think, they'll be able to inject us without us even knowing. We'll just have a routine check-up, or be taken in for questioning, and they'll inject us and set us free.
Then our entire life will be put on file, every activity and moment recorded, and we'll never even know.