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The Husher

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Sound equilibrium detecting machine for enclosed areas like theaters, offices, churches etc.. Establishes base ambient sound and then detects any disturbance beyond a tolerable decibel level. Several of these machines in a room can center on the offending party and direct a disembodied hushing sound (also laser beam via optional laser sight). If ignored, hushing will escalate in volume and frequency.

Will save a lot of people from giving out angry stares.

3rdworld, Sep 16 2002

Theater sniper http://www.halfbake...ea/Theater_20sniper
Locate noisy movie patrons and silence them...forever [thumbwax, Sep 16 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) Directed Sound Beam http://www.howstuff...om/news-item190.htm
Use one of these to hush the person. [dare99, Sep 17 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Or this one ;) http://www.cinerham...rt/innovations.html
[dare99, Sep 17 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

The home made approach http://www.amasci.c...reenrg/audhole.html
[dare99, Sep 17 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

The action figure http://www.mcphee.c.../current/11247.html
[mrthingy, Oct 17 2004]


po, Sep 16 2002

       po, tolerable used to be 40dB, but due to painfully loud sound effects, adverts, trailers etc anything below 80dB is inaudible to the stuned audience.
pfperry, Sep 16 2002

       Does that mean that nobody will get hushed unless they are louder than the movie? Sounds questionable.
XSarenkaX, Sep 16 2002

       I think this would be a fine idea with one addition - but I might get beaten up by the magic brigade..   

       Instead of (or as well as) just a tight beam hush, how about generating negative noise, so that the disturbance is never heard by anyone else in the vicinity?   

       Or is that too wibni?
yamahito, Sep 17 2002

       Sound can be focused pretty tightly.
DrCurry, Sep 17 2002

       I believe that sound cancellation systems large enough to handle auditoriums will become a reality some day.
bristolz, Sep 17 2002

       That's what I thought too [blissmiss]. Anyone can hush anybody else down. Try doing that to a 300 pound slob with hygiene problems who seems to have trouble hearing himself.   

       Liked that one about a Superhero [Nick]. Come to think of it, could just be the title of the next Schwarzenegger flick.
3rdworld, Sep 17 2002

       silly thing
Tiger Lily, Jan 26 2004


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