"This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."
— T. S. Elliot, The Hollow Men (1925)

A company claims to have developed and is ready to produce a microwave ray gun that is able to beam sounds directly into people’s heads silently.  The sounds produced can be loud enough to incapacitate people.  The device is called MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) and would be used as a new form of military crowd control since it can’t be blocked out.  You know, covering your ears won’t work.  Other researchers warn of brain damage risks associated with such powerful microwaves.

This device sounds like one of those things that James Bond villains would mount on a satellite to try and take over the world.  If any one government or person could incapacitate throngs of people without even making any noise that would make that government or person too big a threat for everyone else. Wouldn’t it?  It sounds to me that this could really be a doomsday device.  That is of course if the CERN Large Hadron Collider doesn’t evaporate Earth first.

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