Imagine, if you will, that you are an insurgent scumbag and you’ve decided that you and your Jihadist buddies are going to charge the gates of an American military facility.
First off, this foolish endeavor will have you at the gates of whatever fresh Hell you desire, completely bereft of virgins, let alone seventy two of them. In all likelihood, you may get a couple shots off before being completely overwhelmed by American military brass being flung your way at a rate you’ve only dreamt about after watching a dubbed-over version of Rambo.
But, what if instead of being completely annihilated and dispatched to the afterlife without providing any information to the American forces that you were so keen on destroying, you were captured and interrogated, (wink, wink), after a barrage of unholy and terrifying voices compelled you to curl up in the fetal position and beg for forgiveness at the gates of your target?
That’s exactly what the military is hoping to achieve with their latest non-lethal weapons program that includes lasers that mimic the human voice.
The U.S. military’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, or JNLWD, is inching closer to a weapon that alters atoms to literally create words from thin air. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect and, fingers crossed, they hope to be able to say intelligible words within the next three years.
The weapon is composed of two parts: first, a femtosecond laser, which shoots a burst of focused light for 10−15 seconds, just long enough to rip the electrons from air molecules and create a ball of plasma. (Sometimes called the fourth state of matter, plasma is a field of electrified gas, highly responsive to electromagnetic effects.) The scientists then hit that plasma field with a second nanolaser, tuned to an extremely narrow range of wavelengths. They use that to manipulate the plasma field in a way that can produce light and noise. Get the interaction precise enough and you get something that sounds like a haunted walkie-talkie.
“We’re this close to getting it to speak to us. I need three or four more kilohertz,” says David Law, who runs JNLWD’s technology division. Ultimately, he wants a single system that can produce multiple effects — noise, light, even heat — and replace a wide variety of non-lethal weapons that the military has been testing. We have the exclusive video.
Yes, you can hear the terrifying sounds below:
Now can you imagine this directed energy voice being pumped into your cranium from thousands of meters away, telling you that “we see you”, or that “the call is coming from inside the house“? It’s enough to make even the most hardened radical Islamic jihadist hope that they were wearing their brown pants.
We cannot wait to hear what sort of messages our military laser operators come up with in order to induce these accidental BM’s on our various enemies.