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Dolphins have been know to help humans pushing drowning people to shore or driving sharks away by ramming them. The problem is if there isn't a dolphin around and you need a shark driven away. When a life guard sees a shark attacking some one they launch the anti-shark torpedo. A two meter long rubber
tipped shark ramming machine. By using 3d imaging sonar and acoustic sensors the torpedo races towards the attack site then then engages a terminal guidance system modeled on the sharks own neuro-electrical senses, hitting the shark at speeds up to 30 MPH.
Prior Art [8th of 7, Jul 21 2011]
Human Precipitation Defence Programme
Although does concern maverick use of Life Guard Trebuchets. [theleopard, Jul 21 2011]
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||Beyond the fact that this uses nearly-magical technology
and poses a serious risk of injury or even death to all those
between the launcher and the shark (including the shark
attack victim), there are far simpler ways of deterring
shark attacks already in practice. Introducing a new one is
like coming up with a new way to prevent people from
being struck by lightning.
||Sorry, [dc], but I think that life guard catapults (search the bakery) are a better way to go, and more ecologically sound in these shark-depleted days.
||You could market this to Egypt if they had an economy
||"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C Clark
||[normzone], I had a search for life guard catapults, because it
sounds brilliant, but all I could find was the Human Precipitation
Defence Programme. A brilliant idea in itself to be fair, but
unless my search was faulty, you should post that...
||Ha, seems it already has one of my stale croissants. Still, shows
my taste in ideas hasn't changed.
||<edit> Oh, it's only six months old. I'm going mad.
||"Any proposed but probably impossible by current means
and certainly insufficiently-explained technology is
indistinguishable from magic."