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Why does all the coolest shit start out as weapons? Anyone got some ideas for some weapons that will fuck shit up?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolaser
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orgasm ray
a weapon that gives your enemies slippery/sticky hands
a weapuon that makes you think you are dead
a weapon that disables peoples ability to talk or speak
something that makes you vomit poop
a rainbow gun
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Before they detonated the first atomic bomb they had a worry that it would ignite the atmosphere and burn the entire planet.

So, I say we make a weapon capable of igniting large amounts of our atmosphere at a time.
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Because government creates the inventions (needed for security/defense/enforce property rights/enforce stable society/etc).
And businesses make those inventions into products people can actually afford and enjoy using (apple/google/whatever)
It's a symbiotic relationship, and America is legendary at it.
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>>9861388
the voice grabbing weapon is already a thing they developed that can aim at somebody and isolate their voice so nobody can hear it unless within direction of the weapon.

>>9861310
Autonomous drones will start out as weapons, progress to civilian transport, progress to micro versions that can just follow you projecting a small screen to use as your smartphone display
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>>9861400
All this cool shit exists because some military thought it would be useful to research so funded it's research. They don't come up with the ideas, somebody outside does and then gets defense department money. Like the DARPA grand challenge where the prize for research funding was to develop a system that can autonomously patch itself and react to attempts to attack it.
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>>9861406
That might be the case (I'm not sure). The government has the luxury of top secret research, so private companies probably can't measure up to that, but who knows.

Regardless, the funding and motivation is for government purposes (security/enforce stable society/what I said before). So in the end, the inventions start at the government and then trickle down to the businesses for consumer purposes (innovation).
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>>9861399
By what mechanism does that work?
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>>9861310
We need EMP bombs man.
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>>9861431
Pretty sure they already exist.
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>>9861310
>Why does all the coolest shit start out as weapons?

Because there exist, organizations in this world, that posses fabulous amounts of resources, and they want weapons very badly, for various reasons.

Anyone got some ideas for some weapons that will fuck shit up?

Oh, yes... plenty.
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>>9863052
>Anyone got some ideas for some weapons that will fuck shit up?

forgot my greentext arrow, sorry.
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>>9861431
just nuke space
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>>9861310
>>9861431
>EMP rays when?
How is this not feasible?
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>>9861310
Star slingshot
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>>9863087
>electro magnetic pulse ray
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>>9863098
>Light Ray
>not feasible
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>>9863098
see>>9861310
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>>9863087
So a laser?
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>>9861310
Harnessing the power of a black hole to create the biggest possible bomb in the existence of the universe
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Wrist mounted slam fire shotgun that fires when you punch things
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An interesting Arthur C Clarke short story
http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html
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>>9861310
Electrolasers are rather famous for not working as weapons at all:
https://www.wired.com/2011/03/pentagon-still-hearts-its-bogus-bomb-zapper/

Ionatron, now Applied Energetics, was supposed to deliver an electrolaser for zapping IEDs from a distance. After a repeated set of failed trials we got a giant cock and balls that shoots lightning like three feet or so. Pic related. It didn't work either.




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