Back in 2009 I spoke of this new weapon the armed forces wanted to use. Here is a link to the original post.
Apparently the powers that be put the weapon on the back burner. I think my observation that it’s hard to get people to stay in one place long enough to use it on them had them concerned. With all the demonstrations going on now they want to bring it out again. Here is the latest on it at the Washington Post:
Safety and ethics worries sidelined a ‘heat ray’ for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters
I was right back then, and I think they will shelf it again. Maybe now they will take my suggestion seriously about downsizing it. Make it more portable. I’d buy one!