Monday, March 19, 2012

Create a "gun" that makes you shut up

Mandar silence someone might be much easier thanks to an original and controversial Nippon invention. Two Japanese researchers have created SpeechJammer , a gadget that when "triggers" can cause a person to stop talking in seconds , interrupting his speech in midsentence.

The creators of this invention, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan and Ochanomizu University, say in an article in arVix that the device does not cause any physical discomfort and stop acting as the speaker stops talking . Its operation is based on the psychologists discovered years ago that it is almost impossible to talk about when we hear our own words with a delay of only a fraction of a second. Kurihara and Tsukada have created a portable device with a built-in microphone, you record a snippet of conversation, and a speaker that plays 0.2 seconds later.

Both elements are directional, so it can be activated remotely, as if "disparásemos" a weapon, although in this case only beeps. In the article, the authors assert that this mill could improve the dynamics of communication in discussions and debates , especially when one party gets heavy. O silence someone who speaks out loud in a library or a movie theater and even a fellow chatters incessantly office phone into a high voice annoying his colleagues. So far, there have been references to the ethical and legal issues that would have a machine that forces people to stop talking.


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