Jamming speech

Who needs electronic communications jamming when you can use this? It’s a version of a radar gun that takes somebody’s speech and delays it by 0.2 seconds, enough to mess up the flow of speech. From what I can see, it looks relatively simple.

Obviously, there are human rights implications here. You don’t even need to beat up an irritating protester who hasn’t got themselves permission to protest, you just point this at them and make them sound like an idiot. Of course, that wouldn’t work against one who’s waving a sign, but it’s a step in the right direction.

But on the plus side, it would be great for dealing with annoying ads on the telly, and it would be excellent at telling politicians to hurry up. The paper itself suggests this could be used during debates to prevent interruptions. What do you think?

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I'm a physics graduate, sci-fi writer, budding game designer, and amateur human.

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