Skip to comments.Japanese scientists win spoof Ig Nobel award for 'SpeechJammer'
Posted on 09/21/2012 4:17:42 AM PDT by Makana
Two Japanese researchers won the spoof Ig Nobel acoustic prize for developing the SpeechJammer, a device that confuses and stifles a person speaking by sending the speaker a delayed recording of their own voice.
"One scenario is that you can use this in a meeting room where chairs have buttons to stop excessive speaking," Kazutaka Kurihara, researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, told Kyodo News ahead of the Harvard ceremony, adding that the device could make such meetings more "fair."
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1. When answering telemarketing call.
2. Sitting next to "THAT uncle" at the wedding reception.
I'm sure that the Leftist Media Consortium is already trying to get teh device installed for the debates.
Big deal....Im stifled and confused when I hear japanese anyway. Unless they are yelling BONZAI!
Used to subscribe to the Journal of Improbable Research.
Some of my favorite articles were such things as “Apple and Oranges - Men & Women ARE Different”, and “Self-Esteem - Wishing Makes it So”
The intended use of a speech jammer is to silence someone on a podium you don’t like or reporters or someone on the phone. Shut up those you don’t want speaking without harming them publicly.
Oh how I wish I had one of these. Where can you buy them?
It's a marketing ploy for their other product, the SpeechJammer-UnJammer targeted at leftists like Barney Frank, OWS, the WH pressitutes, etc.
Anyone whose ever listened to a caller on talk radio stammer and stutter because he didn’t turn his radio down and is confusing himself with his own delayed voice knows that this was invented a long time ago. I wonder what obvious things I can patent?
A SpeechJammer should be installed in Congress. Anything that blocks the passage of more stupid laws has to be a good thing.