Look, tasers are "non-lethal" and get over-used to the point where every single day there is a story about polce tasering someone unnecessarily. How will this Pain Gun or Pain Box be used in any more humane of a way? This is essentially a magic wand that causes excruciating pain. Is this the kind of thing our government should be allowed to have?
My favorite quote: This machine has the ability to inflict limitless, unbearable pain.
Its makers claim this infernal machine is the modern face of warfare. It has a nice, friendly sounding name, Silent Guardian.
I am told not to call it a ray-gun, though that is precisely what it is (the term "pain gun" is maybe better, but I suppose they would like that even less). . . .
When turned on, it emits an invisible, focused beam of radiation - similar to the microwaves in a domestic cooker - that are tuned to a precise frequency to stimulate human nerve endings.
It can throw a wave of agony nearly half a mile.
Because the beam penetrates skin only to a depth of 1/64th of an inch, it cannot, says Raytheon, cause visible, permanent injury.