Speech Interruptus

Posted on March 2, 2012


Researchers in Japan are in the process of perfecting a device that can nullify an individual’s speech.  In terms of effectiveness, it seems to promise to be more effective than the current tactics employed by the hyper P.C. fanatics on the left.  I refer to the mass campaigns aimed at removing conservatives from the radio and airwaves.  The most recent example of which, was the successful effort by progressives to have Pat Buchanan barred from MSNBC.

Frankly, I don’t think Pat lost much other than a few extra checks in the mail every month.  MSNBC is the televised version of Air America – it bleeds enormous amounts of Red ink and no one watches it.  In fact, the whole strategy might have misfired.  The original idea was probably keep Pat occupied in a liberal fanatic ghetto, so that he couldn’t be seen on venues with serious numbers of viewers.

Needless to say, the invention described in more detail in the article below, will probably cause many in the intolerant Left to have spontaneous orgasms just thinking about the possibilities.  I’m rather surprised that the Japanese haven’t stopped to consider the Orwellian possibilities that are consequent in such a device.  Welcome to the Brave New World (Order).

Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence

Updated: Friday, 02 Mar 2012, 10:05 AM EST
Published : Friday, 02 Mar 2012, 8:26 AM EST

TOKYO (Newscore) – Japanese researchers have invented a speech-jamming gadget that painlessly forces people into silence.

Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a portable “SpeechJammer” gun that can silence people more than 30 meters away.

The device works by recording its target’s speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain’s cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely.

Describing the device in their research paper, Kurihara and Tsukada wrote, “In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stopping speaking.”

They found that the device works better on people who were reading aloud than engaged in “spontaneous speech” and it cannot stop people making meaningless sounds, such as “ahhh,” that are uttered over a long time period.

Kurihara and Tsukada suggested the speech-jamming gun could be used to hush noisy speakers in public libraries or to silence people in group discussions who interrupt other people’s speeches.

“There are still many cases in which the negative aspects of speech become a barrier to the peaceful resolution of conflicts,” the authors said.

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