Author Topic: 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist  (Read 1319 times)

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10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist
« on: January 04, 2010, 10:19:51 pm »
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/01/sci-fi-weapons/all/1


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Even the angriest mobs would probably think twice about trying to pass a Taser Shockwave barrier. It is the less-lethal equivalent of a claymore mine. Push the big red button, and it will fire 24 electrified probes at the same time in a single direction.



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We appear to be doomed by our DNA to repeat the same destructive behaviors our forebears have repeated for millenia. If anything our problem solving skills have actually diminished with the advent of technology & our ubiquitous modern conveniences. & yet despite our predisposition towards fear-driven hostility; towards what we anachronistically term primitive behavior another instinct is just as firmly encoded in our make-up. We are capable as our ancestors were of incredible breathtaking acts of kindness. Every hour of every day a man risks his life at a moments notice to save another. Forget for a moment the belligerent benevolent billionaires who grant the unfortunate a crumb of costfree cake. I speak of pure acts of selflessness. A Mother who rushes into the street to save a child from a speeding vehicle. A person who runs into a burning building to reach a family trapped on the upper story. Such actions,such moments,such unconscious selfless decisions,define what it is to be human

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Re: 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 10:48:49 pm »

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Re: 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 12:41:48 am »
yeah good read! By following links, I ended up at this really fascinating series about a prisoner of the Taliban.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/world/asia/21hostage.html
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WOW that was the most exciting thing I've read in MONTHS

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Re: 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 11:40:47 am »
i've seen several of these in video games.
I THOUGHT THEY WERE FICTIONAL!

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Re: 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Exist
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 09:43:25 am »
yeah good read! By following links, I ended up at this really fascinating series about a prisoner of the Taliban.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/world/asia/21hostage.html
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WOW that was the most exciting thing I've read in MONTHS

David Rhode's ongoing series is pretty damn good.

Also, the OP's links leads to a site where you can make your own DIY Handheld LED-Incapacitator http://www.ladyada.net/make/bedazzler/index.html