Friday, March 2, 2012

Free-speech stifling technology hits Japaese markets

And I quote:

"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 story says "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." 
It could also be used, one could say, to silence undesirable political speech. Let's hope this technology stays outside U.S. borders.

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