No Fly Zone <was> Re: transparent society fans take note

Date: Sat Apr 22 2000 - 10:57:06 MDT

In a message dated 4/22/00 11:49:34 AM Central Daylight Time,

> 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...


For some years now I've fantasized about a laser fly zapper of similar
construction. I understand that the focal length of a laser can be quiet
precise. In other words there would be no "burn" either in front of or
behind the fly.

My imaginary device had a "no fly zone" controlled by lidar...said volume of
space would be constantly moniotred and analyzed. Anything that flew (all
kinds of insectss) and that was not blood temp(or perhaps a size parameter?)
would be zapped.

If such a device were to be made (I have no doubts that it's possible..but
probably a mite pricey) then I'm pretty certain that a ready market would be
available around daries, feedlots and processing plants...not to mention

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