Just what we need in parliament

NY Times

The NY Times has a list of 32 innovations coming your way soon. One I particularly like is the Shutup Gun which is about 4 years away:

When you aim the SpeechJammer at someone, it records that person’s voice and plays it back to him with a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This seems to gum up the brain’s cognitive processes — a phenomenon known as delayed auditory feedback — and can painlessly render the person unable to speak. Kazutaka Kurihara, one of the SpeechJammer’s creators, sees it as a tool to prevent loudmouths from overtaking meetings and public forums, and he’d like to miniaturize his invention so that it can be built into cellphones. “It’s different from conventional weapons such as samurai swords,” Kurihara says. “We hope it will build a more peaceful world.”


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  • Boss Hogg

    Fantastic, but not just in parliament.  Two targets that spring to mind being Penny Bright and Sue Bradford.  The list would endless………..

    • Ford

      i see you named females..lets hope for some its permanent

      • Boss Hogg

        The mind boggles at the market potential, could make iphone sales look trivial……

    • Patrick

       both talk out of their arses – how will the speechjammer work against that?

  • Vlad

    It can happen while you are broadcasting or on TV, if you are wearing an earpiece WO.  Your brain and mouth will slip out of gear.   It is pretty well impossible to get a coherent word out.  Very interesting experience!  

    • Ford

      one can get the same affect with alcohol

    • davewin

       Sort of like Winston Peters in Parliament Vlad.

      Could be the start of a new conspiracy theory.

  • Vlad

    I think someone is using the prototype on David Shearer.

  • Rodger T

    Bet it won`t work on the wife.