Re: transparent society fans take note

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Sat Apr 22 2000 - 10:49:26 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> writes:
> >
> > Ha no. Just a miniaturized EMP/ECM device.
> Which will of course zap nice electronics too. Why not instead use a
> laser to blind the sensors? Maybe connected to a steering system
> scanning for lens antireflex and pumping up the amplitude when
> pointing in the right direction. A kind of privacy version of the
> eye-popper laser discussed earlier as a non-lethal weapon (!).

Heh... close to twenty years ago, when I worked at Otrona (a portable
microcomputer manufacturer) our production building was plagued with
flies from a nearby agricultural area. A bunch of us brainstormed a
flyzapper that would use microphones to triangulate on a target, with an
elliptic dish and a spark gap at the near focus. Track the target until
it crosses the range gate, then blow its wings off with the focused SNAP
of the spark gap...

We were young and bloodthirsty, but never did get around to building
it. This would have stopped one annoying engineer from his habit of
humming tunelessly, too.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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