A powerful minority
of the people on Earth believe they possess an inalienable right
to blow potentially lethal holes in their fellows; or at the least
to possess about their persons devices capable of so doing. With
many that right, to be potentially lethal, comprises an important
pillar upon which their, and their father's, patriotism was founded.
And some cleave so tightly to this legal right that it has become
an inviolable tenet of their holy faith. Such people are not likely
to take kindly to an alien technology which threatens to relegate
their cherished devices to obsolescence.
For this reason therefore we think it prudent to say in this public
forum only that the procedures and technologies we employ are mostly
available in the public domain.
Imagine people responsible for law enforcement having to subdue
a malefactor, and being able to do it silently, with little or no
struggle or pain to the one being subdued. Even if given to violent
behavior there are no obvious violent acts which the officer could
initiate using our device. Also it produces no known sustainable
negative effects on the one being subdued.
Up until now in this little scenario the officer has used a device
which depends on known technology. Our proprietary art is employed
when the the officer [equally a combatant on a battlefield] must
control his prisoner in a pacified state.
This is accomplished through imposing temporary memory deprivation.
An instant and total interruption renders the prisoner incapable
of continuing thoughts and actions he engaged in immediately prior
to his apprehension: incapable of sustaining or reproducing such
thoughts or actions until the procedure is reversed by his captor.