This is frightening!

I'm in The League because I write dystopian fiction. I write dystopian fiction because much of what's going on in the world today needs to be watched, lest it be used in ways that will make a dystopia out of our country. And, frankly, I wonder if (in many cases) we aren't already speeding down that track on greased wheels... but that's another post. 

This one is all about this:

What, you might ask, is THAT? Well... it's a "Silence Gun." It can render someone at whom it is aimed - SILENT! Incapable of speech. Mute. Dumb. AAARGH!!!!!

The possibility of misuse by any particular government and/or political party and/or potential (or current) dictator is FRIGHTENING!

Read about it here - and then let me know what you think. Does it scare the bejeesus out of you, too?


Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, that's very scary. It would be an extreme way to silence someone. And that could only be the start of what it does. Almost sorry I know about it but thanks for sharing it.

Matthew MacNish said...

This is terrible. Those dang Japanese.

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Just the idea of this scary, let alone the reality. It looks like something from a dystopian novel, which is where it should stay – in a fictional world.

Kelly Bryson said...

It basically simulates what happens when your cell phone in wonky and you hear your own voice a half second behind. It is really distracting, but I think if you turned that into a dystopian weapon, the folks at "How it Should Have Ended" would just give the characters earplugs. Should stop that interference, no problem:)

Julia Karr said...

Kelly - you sound like the voice of reason! Whew!