Hmm, i fear the military may use it too often, and seems to assume that anyone they point it at will run away, but what if they target a building/crowd/whatever, and it contains a small child, incapable of running? Or someone wheelchair bound, or bedridden, etc. They seemed to only talk about 20 second exposure, what happens to more prolonged exposure?
Ever see Gremlins?
Also, if they use it on a crowd, and somebody gets knocked to the ground it could be bad. Depends on how exactly they use it.
If I’m coming from the store with some frozen dinners will this cook my meal while I’m running away?
I want one.
I think it won’t. The article says they use something with a different wavelength than real microwaves, because they only want it to heat up the top layer of your skin.
Cue special version used for “harsh interrogations” in 3…2…1…
You could make a collapsible mesh parabolic mirror …
The longer waves are thought to limit the effects of the radiation. If used properly, ADS will produce no lasting adverse affects, the military argues.
Uh-huh. Just like depleted uranium bullets.
Anyone else predict abuse just because it has the “non-lethal” tag? “Hell, it’s just a taser. Let’s shock him a tenth time.”
“Would you like your eggs scrambled or sunny-side up, Mr. Bond?”
I can’t wait until the police start microwave gunning college students and sixth graders. The apathy and outright malignancy displayed in P&R that day will spread like a cancer.
Hey wait, these things could cause cancer right? Man, I’d hate to be wrong, because then my jokes would suck and be non-factual.
Nope, sorry. http://www.arpansa.gov.au/basics/ion_nonion.htm
Microwaves are non-ionizing radiation and can burn. Ionizing radiation can cause cancer.