Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crystal ball material

One thing a science fiction writer likes is when one of his gadgets becomes reality!

Back in 2004-5 when I wrote 'Meddlers in Time', I used the idea of a net to stop a vehicle by fouling its wheels and drive shaft by wrapping around them and locking them up.

The other night I was watching 'Future weapons' on Discovery and there was my net!

Another gadget to be used in a project I'm working on now is a miniature Taser projectile, delivered by shotgun.

That too is now a reality!

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