Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango
Not gonna lie as a 16 year old I was offended by this.
This seems misguided and useless, there is never a situation you actually NEED to temporarily stop someone from speaking, making noise is different than speaking.
I'm 15, but I'm not offended because I know it's true. The majority of teenagers consider themselves as adults and gain a sense of authority when they disobey their teachers, as if they're on an equal level. And some kids just plain don't stop talking. I bet a LOT of teachers wish they could just push a button and the entire class would shut up.
Originally Posted by andrews2547
I bet it probably causes some form of cancer.
It's not harmful in any way. From the article:
Edited by Rocket Lawnchair - 3/2/12 at 4:04pm
The device works by recording its target's speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain's cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely.