Saturday, March 3, 2012


It never fails to amaze me how talented people choose to spend their talent.  Freedom of speech?  Not with this gun.  The Japanese have developed a gun that shoots sound waves and silences anyone that would dare to speak.  It works by delayed auditory feedback (see The gun, which looks like a large laser gun used by police for speeders, picks up sound and plays it back .02 seconds later.  The brain is confused and makes it almost impossible to speak.

Normally the human brain hears the voice in sync during regular speech and can process what it hears.  But when it hears an echo, it shuts down the part of the brain designated for speech rendering the recipient of the Silence Gun unable to speak.

The future of this technology is chilling.  Will it be a larger "gun" mounted on a building that will "allow" citizens to remain silent during speeches?  What are the short and long term affects on the brain?  This technology bears watching.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Work Visas

Today on NBC DFW, Jennifer Weddel spoke with President Obama over the internet on cyber chat regarding why the president was still allowing work visas when her husband is an engineer, has ten years experience and has been laid off for three years.  The president sidestepped the question and said he would personally look at the resume.  Great President Obama.  One down-13.1 million unemployed to go (per Bureau of Labor Statistics 1.31.12).

The real question wasn't answered, "Why are you still issuing work visas when employment is so high and we have qualified people here?"