ADS Ray Gun – Update 2

Welcome to my second research update!

The second half of my research was spent trying to discern the pros and cons of non-lethal weapon proliferation, specifically regarding ADS, the ray gun that leaves no trace and that none can withstand.

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ADS Ray Gun – Update 1

Hello all!

This is my first update on the progress of my Monroe research project with which I hope to examine non-lethal weapon (NLW) development and weigh in how the US government should go about implementing the next generation of such weapons (which happens to be the straight-out-of-a-sci-fi-movie Active Denial System) to avoid potential human rights abuses that could result from the proliferation of this technology.

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Abstract: The History, Function, and Significance of Semaphore Telegraph Towers

I will conduct research on semaphore telegraph tower systems, the technology which was the fastest method of communication in existence from the 1790s until the invention of the electric telegraph and Morse code in the 1830s. The system consisted of lines of towers which crossed the countryside, set at distances so that each could be seen by the next, with arrangements of mechanical shutters or hinged arms on top. An operator manipulated the shutters or arms to spell a message in code, and the operator of the next tower would observe the message, and repeat it for the following tower’s operator to repeat, and so on.

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Understanding the Role of Technology in Both Building and Dismantling Capitalism – Abstract

Capitalism is the only economic system currently in use in the world, so understanding it is extremely important. Technology plays a major role in capitalism, and is becoming more prominent in day to day life as well. Most leftist theory so far has overlooked technology, seeing it mainly as a tool of capitalism to either overthrow or repurpose after the revolution. I believe that ignoring the revolutionary role technology can play in dismantling capitalism is a fatal flaw, and would like to remedy that.

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