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Big Brother Exploring Crowd Control

I find this terrifying, on the lines of those loud, destructive aliens in that Tom Cruise movie about an invasion from outer space. Have you ever heard a noise so loud you couldn’t think? Couldn’t hear? Now imagine that noise in your mind! The potential applications for this technology whether for crowd control or warfare are appalling.

From Mandatory, via AOL News

Microwave Ray Gun

Under a research contract from the U.S. Navy, microwave ray guns are being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp. that are designed to beam sounds directly into people’s heads at a distance of up to several hundred yards away. The device—dubbed MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio)—exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue causing a sound effect “loud” enough to cause discomfort or even incapacitation. While
supposedly intended for non-lethal use in crowd control, future military uses for this type of technology are sure to arouse the imagination.

September 28, 2012 - Posted by | Experiment, Health Issues, Law and Order, Political Issues, Social Issues, Technical Issue, Tools


  1. Motorcycles in Kuwait… same thing.
    This really is scary. And who says that the technology isn’t already being used at frequencies that aren’t audible?

    Comment by Desert Girl | September 30, 2012 | Reply

  2. I had the same questions, DG, like what does it mean you hear this incredible unbearably loud sound ‘in your mind?’

    DG, here there are signs everywhere saying ‘watch for motorcyclists” so I do – and what I see is a lot of morons (not all, but so many) who think they are above the law – weaving in and out, making illegal turns, etc. and in Florida, they REPEALED the legislation requiring helmets and protective gear, so sadly, there are a lot of motorcycle deaths and injuries here.

    But I worry, in our country, about the loss of privacy we have all suffered in the name of national security.

    I always worry when I see inventions for crowd control . . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 30, 2012 | Reply

  3. Intlxpatr :

    There was a report about 10 whats called NON – LETHAL weapons coming in the near future to theater near you / us ,

    One is a giant microwave oven type of weapon similar in structure to the photo you posted , but it works by beaming a microwave ray at the crowds and the ones who get hit will be stung and have burning sensation until they run away from the beam .

    Another one was like a giant glue gun , it shoots goowy stuff that attaches to the corwds and make them heavy and fall and stick to the ground or to each other. there were others incuding the one you have mentioned above .

    i found the list

    Take care , we all need to

    Comment by daggero | October 1, 2012 | Reply

  4. Holy smokes! That’s where our tax dollars are going??? LOL @ “coming soon to a theatre near you.” I grew up with that.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 1, 2012 | Reply

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