Skip to comments.How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun (SpeechJammer: Artificial Speech Disturbance)
Posted on 03/01/2012 9:37:41 PM PST by DogByte6RER
How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun
Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.
The drone of speakers who won't stop is an inevitable experience at conferences, meetings, cinemas, and public libraries.
Today, Kazutaka Kurihara at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tskuba and Koji Tsukada at Ochanomizu University, both in Japan, present a radical solution: a speech-jamming device that forces recalcitrant speakers into submission.
The idea is simple. Psychologists have known for some years that it is almost impossible to speak when your words are replayed to you with a delay of a fraction of a second.
Kurihara and Tsukada have simply built a handheld device consisting of a microphone and a speaker that does just that: it records a person's voice and replays it to them with a delay of about 0.2 seconds. The microphone and speaker are directional so the device can be aimed at a speaker from a distance, like a gun.
In tests, Kurihara and Tsukada say their speech jamming gun works well: "The system can disturb remote people's speech without any physical discomfort."
Their tests also identify some curious phenomena. They say the gun is more effective when the delay varies in time and more effective against speech that involves reading aloud than against spontaneous monologue. Sadly, they report that it has no effect on meaningless sound sequences such as "aaaaarghhh".
Kurihara and Tsukada make no claims about the commercial potential of their device but list various aplications. They say it could be used to maintain silence in public libraries and to "facilitate discussion" in group meetings. "We have to establish and obey rules for proper turn-taking when speaking," they say.
That has important implications. "There are still many cases in which the negative aspects of speech become a barrier to the peaceful resolution of conflicts, " they point out.
Clearly, speech jamming has a significant future role in contributing to world peace and should obviously be installed at the United Nations with immediate effect.
I can tell you, that’s ANNOYING!
With modern sound processing capability, you could shift the speaker’s voice pitch to a shrill region (or for a shrill speaker, to a boomy region) before playing it back to him/her. That would annoy.
Can they use it on President Obama? Please?
Isn’t this how the ‘Peoples’ Mike’, beloved of the #OWS crowd, works? It disrupts a speaker by playing his own words back to him.
Looks like a Weirding Module from Dune.
Just stick your fingers in your ears and talk louder...
Justified speculation, IMO.
That is easily and quickly fixed if you have a good telephony company. Our family has been in that busines for over 30 yrs. And they should be able to do it remotely.
When I type responses to FR, I sometimes get a 0.2 second delay in my letters appearing on the screen and I get all confused and hee, hori ‘a..d n[ewr//amcch aeyaaodp40 ladfkh ;890[4qu aeirg gdk eroitaergsroitu439tuarpj’vma;s sd fz d
Of course - the standard Liberal ploy....
That would be easier if I didn’t have a government job, with a government telephone guy. The same people that are supposed to provide you with bandwidth deny your bandwidth requests, then steal your bandwidth to install a VOIP phone system.
Sounds like the perfect machine for the OWSers to use in their goofy echoing of the speaker’s message. Just think how much more efficient this would be — much faster echoing, no people unclear if they are repeating the right words, all the echos in proper unison, avoided strain on vocal chords. But that would lead to unemployed OWSers, so this machine should be destroyed immediately.
Jokes aside, liberals DO actually have techniques that they train their spokespeople with,
one of those techniques is called “jamming”,
and it involves continuing to speak out of turn and not letting the opposition get their point out.
Liberals are not constrained by the concept of “decency” or “politeness”. The only morality they adhere to is Nietsche’s “Will to Power”.
What type of VOIP phone system do you have? If you knew how, could you reprogram the phone to shut off the speaker?
I hope you were not giving ME the "L" word label...
Or, you could simply unplug Barry’s TelePrompter and watch him sputter, stammer and choke....
No, no, no. My apologies for an unclear reply.
Accepted. Have a great day!
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