Control Technologies I
Steve Wright has compiled several non-lethal technologies that
seem to have reached the stage of practical development.
Ultra-sound generators, which cause
disorientation, vomiting and involuntary
defecation, disturbing the ear system
which controls balance and inducing
nausea. The system, which uses two
speakers, can target individuals in a
Visual stimulus and illusion techniques such as high intensity
strobes, which pulse in the critical epileptic fit inducing flashing
frequency and holograms used to project active camouflage.
Reduced energy kinetic weapons. Variants on the bean bag
philosophy which ostensibly will result in no damage (similar claims
were once made about plastic bullets).
New disabling agents that are calmative as well as sleep inducing and mixed with DMSO
which enables the agent to quickly cross the skin barrier and an
extensive range of pain causing, paralysing and foul-smelling
Human capture nets which can be laced with chemical irritant or
electrified to pack an extra disabling punch.
Lick 'em and stick 'em technology such as the Sandia National
Laboratory's foam gun which expands to between 35-50 times its
Blinding laser weapons and Isotropic radiator shells which use
superheated gaseous plasma to produce a dazzling burst of laser
Thermal guns which incapacitate through a wall by raising body
temperature to 107 degrees.
Magnetosphere guns that deliver what feels like a blow to the