Researchers build 'SpeechJammer' Gun to Shut People Up

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danwat1234

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And THIS is exactly what happens when someone I'm talking to on a primitive non-smartphone has it on speaker phone mode! Everything is repeated back to me about 1/2 second after I say it, I can barely talk. it's kind of how police use strobe lights to stop people from moving, a mind block.
 

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Very tough to do! I toyed with the idea in college when I was studying electronics and sound engineering. I took the idea from noise cancelling earphones, as I was driven demented by screaming teenagers, deafening repetitive trance/lady gaga on repeat and obnoxious phonecalls from gossips who told their life story every day on the bus.
Principal was simple, sound was captured by a mic and played back out of phase by a speaker at the same volume - cancelling out all the background or ambient sound.
My problem was that it always ended up that the mic picked up on what the speaker produced and inevitably ended up feeding back (tested in a room the size of a bus it never worked, large open spaces work best!) How they tackled this I have no idea, but its a doozey!
 

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Sounds interesting, but I'm sure the person holding the device will get his a$$ kicked for using it against the wrong person. It's not worth the hassle, but interesting nonetheless. Kudos for trying. :)
 
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Collie, that's because you were probably using a standard speaker for audio playback. This is one f those directional speakers that actually focuses the sound into a tight, constrained "beam," much like a laser as compared to an ordinary light. That's why it must be pointed directly at their faces, or they simply wouldn't hear it. And neither does anyone else- which is why it's so awesome!!!!
 

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Even if it worked perfectly, it can be defeated easily if the person speaking has earplugs or is listening to something else with ear buds or headphones.
 

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This is sad...... whatever happened to freedom of speech? there won't any home versions of this, this is meant to silence people who speak out against government and corruption.

The technology itself is scary too, read up on it, the power hungry elite are just another few steps closer to a form mind control.

This crap makes me want to live off the grid.


 

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[citation][nom]ANNOYING ORANGE[/nom]does this work on politicians[/citation]
This wouldnt affect a politician.. You need a brain for this to have any affect on you..
 

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My cell phone company has had this technology for years. Every once in a while while I'm talking to someone I hear myself in reverb about 1/2 a second later. Its really annoying. I can only get a few sentences before I give up.
 
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