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August 06, 2007

Minority Report's Sick Stick Makes Real-World Debut

Actually, it improves on the sci-fi movie's sick-stick; this one works at range.

It looks like a big flashlight — but it's really a nonlethal weapon designed to make you sick.

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The handheld device using light-emitting diodes to emit super-bright pulses of light at rapidly changing wavelengths, causing disorientation, nausea and even vomiting in whomever it's pointed at.


"There's one wavelength that gets everybody," says IOS President Bob Lieberman. "Vlad [IOS top scientist Vladimir Rubtsov] calls it 'the evil color.'"

"The Evil Color." Awesome.

It's called the LED Incapacitator. I sorta don't think this is going to go anywhere because it will almost certainly trigger seizures in epileptics, and that will bring on cries of cruelty as well as lawsuits. (And a really bad seizure can kill you on rare occasions.)

I'm not saying that that should stop it from being used, just that more than likely it will. (Bullets can cause seizures too, of course.)

That guess of mine aside, the company hopes to start arming National Guardsmen and Border Patrol agents with the barf-baton by 2010.

The article doesn't say how long you have to blast someone in the eyes with this to incapacitate him.

Thanks to dri.


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