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Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence
My Fox Orlando ^ | 02 Mar 2012, 10:05 AM EST

Posted on 03/02/2012 7:46:14 AM PST by null and void

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan
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With one of these I could still be married...
1 posted on 03/02/2012 7:46:18 AM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

I was thinking the same thing.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by Iron head mike (The government will soon make criminals of us all.)
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To: null and void

I say blast off and nuke the whole site from orbit.
It’s the only way to be sure.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: null and void

Ah so, I’ll take a dozen. Then I can use it to


4 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:33 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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it cannot stop people making meaningless sounds, such as "ahhh," that are uttered over a long time period.

Great, an anti Obama ray they does everything but stop him from using the most common words in his vocabulary.
5 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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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./

President obam: I have authorized....ahhh...uhhh

President obama: Sory, The last adnibistr...uh...uh...ahh


6 posted on 03/02/2012 7:51:41 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek
Great, an anti Obama ray they does everything but stop him from using the most common words in his vocabulary.

Those being, "Let me be clear," "I" and "fairness."

7 posted on 03/02/2012 7:52:30 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: null and void

This should be the product of the century!

Wonder if it could be built-into every cellphone and remotely activated?


8 posted on 03/02/2012 7:52:49 AM PST by bigbob
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I’d like to try it out on Sheila Jackson Lee. That’ll tell us if it REALLY works.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 7:53:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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I am still married but this would make it much more pleasant
10 posted on 03/02/2012 7:53:49 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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"There are still many cases in which the negative aspects of speech become a barrier to the peaceful resolution of conflicts,"

Won't be long before these start showing up at town hall meetings in the hands of the speaker's security teams.
11 posted on 03/02/2012 7:54:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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I bet zer0 regime buys up all of them.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 7:56:24 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: null and void
That's no big deal, I have had one for years.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 7:56:51 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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I would have loved that for those school meetings where there is always that one parent that loves to hear themselves talk.......another reason to home school....


14 posted on 03/02/2012 7:57:24 AM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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THIS WILL ELIMINATE FREE SP..
(this will eliminate free sp....)

Aw hell.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 7:57:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

A great anti progressive weapon - I’ll take a dozen!!!
Bang - Pelosi: First you have to pass this bill....zap
Obama: Let me be perfectly cl.....zap
Boxer: Please don’t call me ma’am. I worked...zap
It’s George Bush’s fa...zap
Beauty!!!!


16 posted on 03/02/2012 7:57:50 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: null and void

Won’t work on a lot of people. Often, when the piehole flaps the ears shut down. Also, unless there’s a delayed reflection of the teleprompter, the bamster will flap away ad nausium.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 8:00:05 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: Vaquero
Not possible. The Japanese love making things and are very, very good at it. When they run out of factory capacity in Japan for any reason, they are second to none about setting up plants anywhere in the world.

I ought to know. I've worked for them for the last 24 years. This is the country which figured out how to reverse engineer poop into food. Seriously!

18 posted on 03/02/2012 8:00:24 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: null and void
Research paper on same.
19 posted on 03/02/2012 8:01:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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This would be good to control riots or in the ghetto’s. The Occupy crowds would hate this.....that’s a good thing.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 8:01:51 AM PST by RC2
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To: ScottinVA
I’d like to try it out on Sheila Jackson Lee. That’ll tell us if it REALLY works.

I think one serious limitation of the device is that the subject actually has a working brain.

21 posted on 03/02/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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With one of these I could still be married...

Or be president. Look for this at the White House press conference.

22 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:02 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: null and void

I’ve seen a talkshow host do this to his guest. He fed the guy’s voice back into his headphones with a slight delay. The effect was immediate and impressive...he started slurring his speech and then he stopped speaking. The slurring effect was pretty hilarious actually.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:31 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: New Perspective

Now why did you want to hurt me like that? What have I ever done to deserve this?

LOL

Now if they could make something that zaps ugliness there would be no more liberals.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:35 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: null and void

25 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:48 AM PST by The Free Engineer
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To: ScottinVA

Unfortunately, the target must possess a minimum number of functioning brain cells and be capable of hearing their own bulls*** in order for the device to be effective. Rep. Jackson Lee and most of her colleagues are going to be immune.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: null and void

This has happened to me when my cell phone connection feeds back my own speech. I’ve learned to power through it by ignoring the incoming sounds. You really can train yourself to be “relatively” unaffected by this, but it takes cpu (brain) cycles to do it.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 8:06:17 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RC2
The Occupy crowds would hate this.....

Don't the occutards already do something similar with their annoying "people's microphone"?

This is more similar to someone not turning off their radio when calling a talk show and getting confused with the feedback. The response is to just plug your ears and go on talking

28 posted on 03/02/2012 8:07:34 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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I do this all the time to my brother! When he is ordering from a take-out window I repeat exactly what he is saying as quickly as I can as he is saying it. It utterly confuses him and he can’t think of what he is saying.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 8:07:45 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: mardi59

Hee Hee, don’t you just love Friday surprises. :)


30 posted on 03/02/2012 8:08:17 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: null and void

WHAT THE.... ?!


31 posted on 03/02/2012 8:11:47 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Yardstick

A similar effect happens when people call in to talk shows, and leave their own radio on. In that case the delay is several seconds, but the feedback makes it very difficult to keep talking. I can see this being quite effective, especially if they’ve worked out some “ideal” amount of delay to maximize the effect.


32 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:23 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: null and void

This guy would definitely want one of these.

33 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:27 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: New Perspective

Hee Hee, don’t you just love Friday surprises. :)/

LOL

I think I saw her on an episode of NatGeo. It was about cavepeople. I have always thought she wrote with a poison hammer and chisel. :)


34 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:31 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: null and void

LOL


35 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:50 AM PST by DannyTN
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WOw, can they imbed that technology in a teleprompter?


36 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:31 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah, I noticed that happened on my cellphone a few times and it was annoying enough that I powered through a couple more sentences and ended the conversation. Not sure what length of time that cellphone feedback was. Maybe that .02 second delay discovered by Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada is the perfect length of time to really just shut you down.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:52 AM PST by ngat
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this is nothing, my Wife can silence me before I even open my mouth


38 posted on 03/02/2012 8:17:43 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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I want one! Do they have a version for dogs???


39 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:40 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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Well, most women have always had the power to silence men within visual range, but this gizmo doesn’t require them to lift up their shirts.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:16 AM PST by bigbob
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The DNC just ordered 30,000 units.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 8:21:05 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bigbob
Wonder if it could be built-into every cellphone and remotely activated?

I definitely want an app for that!

42 posted on 03/02/2012 8:22:06 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: null and void
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,

Because of the speed of sound, it won't work at further than about 34 meters.

43 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:34 AM PST by wideminded
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To: null and void

The device is called a MOTHER IN LAW;)


44 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:00 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: The Free Engineer

lol good one


45 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:26 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Vaquero
I bet zer0 regime buys up all of them. with our money!

You have to hand it to the Japanese. They come up with the best consumer products!

46 posted on 03/02/2012 8:34:21 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ejonesie22
I am still married but this would make it much more pleasant.

Especially if she comes across your post!
47 posted on 03/02/2012 8:37:43 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: null and void

Really? They just figured this out? Musicians have long known if enough delay (reverb or echo) turned up to high whether live speakers or in headphones for recording, can put them off their timing and have to start over. So this does it remotely around 30 meters (app 100 feet)? Japanese auditory researchers have nothing else to work on? They should stick with copying American innovations and making them better, as they often have. Sheesh.


48 posted on 03/02/2012 8:44:05 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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Ironically, delayed auditory feedback is also used to help stutterers speak more easily. - link
49 posted on 03/02/2012 8:51:04 AM PST by wideminded
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To: cripplecreek
"it cannot stop people making meaningless sounds, such as "ahhh," that are uttered over a long time period." - cripplecreek
Sigh. Then it won't be very useful to stifle the muslim battle cry, call to prayer, or sermons in mosque.
50 posted on 03/02/2012 8:53:31 AM PST by wtd
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