The Active Denial System, a new “less than lethal” weapon created by the Air Force, has been cleared for use in Iraq after extensive testing, and the online world is talking about it.
The new system even made BuzzFeed, the new aggregator that highlights the big things that people are buzzing about online.
Why are people talking about this? Because it is controversial. Supposedly, the pain that the beams from these guns cause is so intense that test subjects could only handle it for about five seconds.
And the big guns in the blogosphere are commenting:
- Gizmodo: “I think I’d rather be shot for reals”
- DefenseTech: “Excruciating pain not so bad when drunk”
- BoingBoing: “Air Force makes weapon that makes your face feel like its melting”
Look at the spike in conversation:
What do you think about the use of this technology in Iraq? And how do you thing the general public feels about this technology?