A Voice Only You Can Hear: DARPA’s Sonic Projector
By Sharon Weinberger June 05, 2007 | 12:20:54 PMCategories: Bizarro, DarpaWatch, Lasers and Ray Guns
Imagine a weapon that creates sound that only you can hear. Science fiction? No, this is one area that has a very solid basis in reality. The Air Force has experimented with microwaves that create sounds in people’s head (which they’ve called a possible psychological warfare tool), and American Technologies can ”beam” sounds to specific targets with their patented HyperSound (and yes, I’ve heard/seen them demonstrate the speakers, and they are shockingly effective).
Now the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is jumping on the bandwagon with their new ”Sonic Projector” program:
The goal of the Sonic Projector program is to provide Special Forces with a method of surreptitious audio communication at distances over 1 km. Sonic Projector technology is based on the non-linear interaction of sound in air translating an ultrasonic signal into audible sound. The Sonic Projector will be designed to be a man-deployable system, using high power acoustic transducer technology and signal processing algorithms which result in no, or unintelligible, sound everywhere but at the intended target. The Sonic Projector system could be used to conceal communications for special operations forces and hostage rescue missions, and to disrupt enemy activities.
Here’s the question of the day: if the military were to beam voices into somebody’s head, what would they say?
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If I had to guess, probably something like:
”It’s time Raymond. Madison Square Garden. In the spotlight booth.”
”Hey buddy! It’s your buddy Allah (most holy). Stop messing with all these crazy Americans and run for office in your new democratic government.”
Posted by: SC | Jun 5, 2007 10:58:53 AM
The amount of fun one could have with this invention…
Posted by: Windexglow | Jun 5, 2007 11:03:18 AM
So, is it just me or does anyone else expect the special forces to go out in the field, crank up the volume, and yell at targeted enemies loud enough to blow out their (and only their) ear drums?
It just seems so obvious, somehow.
Posted by: BasicallyBrutal | Jun 5, 2007 11:38:04 AM
”Next time, it’ll be a bullet. Have a nice day.”
The possibility of covertly communicating with a hostage is what grabs my attention. I recall the South American embassy crisis of the late 90s being resolved successfully because one of the hostages had a radio that the hostage-takers didn’t know about.
Posted by: TrustButVerify | Jun 5, 2007 1:22:04 PM
”Why am I here? This is wrong? I shouldn’t be doing this? ”
Doubt is a great sapper of will to persist or resist…
Or ”Who’s with her now? If I get killed what will happen to my loved ones?”….
”Why Have I been lied to? Why did I believe the lies? How desperate am I? Why did I trust them?”…
Posted by: AndyJ | Jun 5, 2007 7:17:54 PM
George: You’ve been a very bad boy.
Posted by: Ben | Jun 5, 2007 9:12:21 PM
At last, something tangible for the tinfoil beanie brigade to pin their fears on!
Posted by: Moz | Jun 6, 2007 4:48:24 AM
”Be all that you can be …”
Posted by: Plotinus | Jun 6, 2007 6:26:28 AM
”This is the voice of the Mysterons!”
All you’d need to do is set fire to a bush somewhere nearby..
Posted by: Gridlock | Jun 6, 2007 6:45:19 AM
If used as a communications device. Deadly. Precognitive warior data says dreams maybe affected too if the bandwidt is bent to dreams. Issues of time displacement are at hand. Encrypted messages to special agents are a+. Imagine esp with machines . this is it. Non harmfull if we use it for shortrange proper amperage in 1km communications device in encrypted brain waves.
No device of bluetooth, cia gell earpeices, wires fbi, wireless radios on speaker, cell phones detected. Secure areas where a soldier or agent could be beamed essential data in enemy areas where no communication devices are allowed, even jails…
could be used as a mind conditioning device for rehabbing bad eggs with combined drug therapy. finding god not allah. lets keep within opsec guidlines peoples. but i think it’s funny comment sc if we use it as a weapon instead of a tool to communicate with our undercover agents. no wonder darpa wants it. darpa is getting all sorts of good stuff lately. who is the masked man getting them up to speed? They are seemingly growing into a more expansive market of newer war toys more advnced than advanced . after all darpa stands for defense advanced research projects agency. Why shouldn’t they have a free copy from us sf forces? They are providing war toys regularly for sf. Perhaps it’s time to compare notes again and save research monies to darpa and do an active trade with dod approval of course. max1mos111
Posted by: Max Anderson | Jun 6, 2007 9:27:41 AM
”Trust us, we are the world leader. There are WMD’s over there. They are conspiring to threat our homeland. Where not doing this for oil”
Posted by: Macaca | Jun 7, 2007 7:17:31 AM
”Hey Jake, do you have any ammo lef… Whoops, wrong head.”
”If you don’t want to get shot, then start dancing. NOW!!!”
”God, I have the worst rash on my genitals… Wait, is this thing on?”
Posted by: Timmah | Jun 7, 2007 9:19:29 PM
The voices in my head tell me this device isn’t real and its only a joke. Oh it also says its time to take my Paxil and turn on 24.
Posted by: jason L. | Jun 11, 2007 6:40:33 AM
It’s all pretty funny, until you realize you haven’t had a thought of your own in over thirty years. IT’s even funnier when the people controlling your thoughts think they’re still controlling
their own. look out for the
commies……flouride in the water?
God Bless America
Posted by: luthor | Jul 3, 2007 6:14:19 AM
yes this has been used against me for 15 years now by the airforce and a claim of sherriffs family members association but all you got is a angery person who intends to get even count on it soon dumb jerks and i still live as i please and the hearing damage has been reported to human rights but i will finish the game
Posted by: craig adams | Nov 29, 2007 5:28:37 PM
If this technology were to be clandestinly used domesticaly,here towards American citizens in our homes,wouldn’t that violate the ”posse comatus” clause in the constitution and be VERY illegal?
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Posted by: tom | Jun 23, 2008 8:11:03 PM
All the TI’s (targeted individuals)are going to go ”crazy”
with this. They will swear the ”perps” have been spermenting on them
by projecting thoughts into their
heads. I know,
because I used to
think the same
Posted by: longnow | Jul 8, 2008 12:03:53 AM
why do you do anything for.I will do whatever it takes to get you out of here.I new it,see I told you,because he cant. If you step outside I promise you I will shoot you.Gee your girlfriends skin is sweet.You act like you are retired. Im going to erase you. keep it up your doing great. This guy is a genius.Your nothing but a stupid s…You better not come after me. I do this because I like it.Oh my God. No s…Your my kind of guy.You need to figure something out. I am going to place you under pressure. I see everything that you do. you can no longer do whatever you want to.I do this because I find it amusing.If he doesnt give up its because he’s evil. Oh jesus. We know when you know fear.We are going to play everything you do. You’re whole life has been unfair.I am trying to rescue you. I am trying to worn you.I can give you cancer whenever I want. You have to be stronger than the hole world. You can do whatever you want as long as you keep your mouth shut. Don’t speak.When you hear them speak dont look up,don’t look down, dont look around,I am tryomg to worn you. They ownly want you out.Actually right there.Your too easy to manipulate.Ive known you since highschool.Think of who could be doing this to you. I love you.I told you this guy was unusual.I hope I am not boring you. Help me. [They use Mens,womens,and childrens voices. They think there psychological geniuses. Its prerecorded sentences, and its one after another.4 to 6 every 10 seconds all day. they use your inner ear. Misdirection, confusion,they will do anything to capture your attention and hold it. They will goad you untill you are livid so you are easier to play and apt to make more mistakes. If your toilet does’nt flush it will make there day. Know this, if you invade someones innermost being, how long is forever.
Posted by: john | Aug 7, 2008 7:08:32 PM
response to: If this technology were to be clandestinly used domesticaly,here towards American citizens in our homes,wouldn’t that violate the ”posse comatus” clause in the constitution and be VERY illegal?
I have been told the posse comatus clause was overturned/reversed/ otherwise rendered null and void. It happened while the sheep slept very soundly. B.T.W., you posted on my birthday. 🙂
Posted by: Pearl | Aug 12, 2008 11:17:31 AM
This is really going on in American cities today!Individual homes being bombarded and innudated with microwave carried audiogram messaging.And dream manipulation technieques.
Posted by: LD | Nov 17, 2008 11:57:45 PM
With the goal of ”cleasing the hood of you”
Posted by: LD | Nov 18, 2008 12:09:34 AM
Let’s see here.
High IQ determined by school testing? Perhaps demonstrated pattern of ”thinking out of the box?” Interest in sixth-sense stuff?
Followed around a bit at first?
Extreme onset of schizo symptoms, voices detailing every action one takes. Insults. Crude jokes. Sexual humiliation–we see you naked.
Onset of severe depression. Rage.
Strange humming causing extreme need for sleep. Forced dreams. Tests in dreams, training sessions.
Word association. Mapping your responses. Talking at a person, trying to convince one that physical and mental actions are controllable.
Good cop guides to help one in a direction. You are now psychic; telekinetic. We have rearranged your brain.
Have a nice day.
This shit is real.
My question is, what are they dream training other people in? Space pilots anyone?
For the people who are wont to shout ”nutters!” look the posts from random people and see the similarities. Then google Tuskegee. There is a precedent.
Oh yeah and even friggin’ George Clooney has a movie coming out about it soon. The Men who Kill Goats or something.
Posted by: Stupid Code Name | Nov 21, 2008 3:18:20 PM
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