Disco Inferno

Recently there has been a lot of interest in equipping police and military organisations with technology that is non-lethal but still gets the job done.

Tasers and pepper spray are big here in Australia – especially at the tennis – but overseas there are moves afoot to use sound and millimetre-band radiation to disperse crowds or protect buildings.

Case in point: The Inferno, which is described in this Wired blog as a terrifying experience never to be repeated. Generating sound at a volume slightly less than a 747’s engine, this alarm system is a force to be reckoned with.

An unpleasant experience is certainly preferable to a fatal one, but I got a wry smile from the quote by its inventor when asked about future applications: “Right now, I’m just having fun!”


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