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The Shut-Up Gun

I want one of these.

Ready, aim, shut ’em up.

Those are the instructions for the SpeechJammer, an invention I wrote about for The New York Times Magazine’s innovations issue. Aim the SpeechJammer gun at a nearby blabbermouth, and he’ll have his voice played back to him with a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This gums up the brain’s cognitive processes and forces him to stop speaking.

C’mon, admit it. There are times you’d like to have one, too.

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