Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Wired
A soldier points a laser dazzler, a weapon that blinds its target. The Pentagon’s Join Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate is working on several futuristic projects to further mess with the general population.
Imagine a stun gun that doesn’t just drop you to the floor, but renders you unconscious for several minutes. This tech is called a “nano-second electrical pulse
,” and the Pentagon believes it could be used in a gun that would hit targets with high voltages of electricity for an amazingly short amount of time – we’re talking billionths of seconds here. That would make the enemy an easy capture. But today’s stun guns are already linked to dozens, if not hundreds, of abusive incidents. What happens if they become even more powerful?
The stun gun is only one of several projects that the Department of Defense showcased at the Non-Lethal Weapons Industry…