It’s always a little unsettling to hear that any country is developing a new form of weaponry to try and out-lethal their enemies. But there’s some even more disconcerting when it comes out of Russia, who is now developing what is being referred to as a “zombie” gun.
According to the Daily Mail, the weapon attacks the human central nervous system and essential scrambles the brain of its victim, leaving it open to the potential of mind control. Or at least open to any suggestion Russian military men give them. Using radiation similar to what cooks your Hot Pockets, the gun has been approved for development by Russian overlo…I mean president, Vladimir Putin, who had some interesting things to say about the weapon.
Such high-tech weapons systems will be comparable in effect to nuclear weapons, but will be more acceptable in terms of political and military ideology.
By whose standards, Putin? Sure, shooting nuclear radiation into a person’s brain may not be quite as destructive as say, dropping a 15-megaton bomb on a city, but the potential result is just as terrifying in its own way. Do we really want a notoriously volatile country to have access to this kind of advanced super-weaponry? I think not.
Specifics are left out of the article, but the mind control aspect is touched on, mentioning that particular kinds of waves and beams can be sent into victims’ brains to alter moods, and even implant suggestions and actions to be carried out. How that is legal, I’ll never understand.
This is some serious shit and it needs to be headed off before it becomes a big issue. Wars are already deadly enough without having a weapon that can turn our own people against each other. It’s like a gun that shoots the Imperius Curse at whomever you like, and even the wizarding world sends people to Azkaban for that. Probably the US should do something about this, yes?