(a Light-Emmitting Diode flashlight
designed to make you nauseatingly ill)
To Orwell Today,
Enough to make you sick:
Homeland Security Science & Technology, February 9, 2008
Its inventors call it the LED Incapacitator (L-E-D, as in light-emitting diode). Weapons buffs call it a nonlethal weapon. But test subjects who have buckled and reeled from its nauseating strobe call it other names-- none printable. A flashlight designed to make you nauseatingly ill? What fiendish minds would invent such a tool?...
Two physicists are refining an ultra-bright, multicolored, pulsing "lightsaber" that's more disorienting, dazzling, and dizzying -- though a tad less dangerous -- than disco. It's enough to make you sick. And that, Lieberman says, is not always a bad thing.
How does the LED Incapacitator incapacitate? By simultaneously overwhelming the subject both physiologically (temporarily blinding him) and psychophysically (disorienting him). A built-in rangefinder measures the distance to the nearest pair of eyeballs. Then, a "governor" sets the output and pulse train (a series of pulses and rests) to a level, frequency, and duration that are effective, but safe. The colors and pulses continuously change, leaving no time for the brain or eyes to adapt. After a few minutes, the effects wear off. The light could be used to make a bad guy turn away or shut his eyes, giving authorities enough time to tackle the suspect and apply the cuffs -- all while sparing the lives of passersby, hostages, or airline passengers....Output and size can easily be scaled up to fit the need; immobilizing a mob, for instance, might call for a wide-angle "bazooka" version. Scaling down is more difficult. At 15 inches long by 4 inches wide, the current prototype is more transportable than portable. The next-generation weapon must be as short and svelte as a D-cell Maglite, designed to fit on a duty belt....
By 2010, the LED Incapacitator could be in the hands of thousands of policemen, border agents, and National Guardsmen.
There's no doubt about it, these powers-that-be are sickos.
As Orwell said in "1984", "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever."
All the best,
ANIMAL FARM DOGS and 14.Scientific Experimentation and 42.The Party Tells 'Why'
To Orwell Today,
It looks good there. I thought I saw in another article, a public official claiming that this weapon would never be available to the general public, yet in the same article the manufacturer said that they plan on mass-marketing it publicly by 2010. If I can find that article again, I'll pass it on to you.
Greetings again Jim,
They're mass-marketing stun guns to the public now (even specifically to women with Tupperware-like Taser parties) so no doubt they'll be doing the same with the sicko flashlight weapon. See SHOCKING STUN-GUN CIVILIANS
All the best,
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~