Thursday, September 01, 2005

lightning guns and laser blinders

Courtesy of Slashdot, here's an interesting article on an entrepreneur in the nonlethal weapons business. It both gives you a flavor of the world of weapons manufacturers in the "war on terrorism" age, and talks about some of the odd non-lethal weapons that are in research or deployment, ranging from microwave systems that make you feel like you're being burned, to lasers designed to temporarily (or permanently) blind people, to guns that shoot bolts of lightning. It's pretty surreal, especially since this is just the unclassified stuff.

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