These Terrifying Handcuffs Can Shock And Drug Prisoners

A recently filed patent details the (scary dystopian) handcuffs of the future.

Electric Shock Cuffs USPTO via Patent Bolt

An Arizona-based company recently filed a patent for high-tech futuristic handcuffs that are, in a word, terrifying. In addition to restraining prisoners, the cuffs can also deliver electric shocks and sedatives.

They’re still in the patent phase right now, of course, but when they do exist on a full commercial scale, they could work manually at a guard’s behest or they could be programmed to automatically activate when someone in cuffs starts to act up or steps outside of certain boundaries. Safety mechanisms could–hopefully will–be set to prevent a guard from doping or shocking prisoners to the point where they suffer from major side effects. Death, for example.

As for the drugs: They could include “an irritant, a medication, a sedative, a transdermal medication or transdermal enhancers such as dimethyl sulfoxide, a chemical restraint, a paralytic, a medication prescribed to the detainee, and combinations thereof.”

If the cuffs move past the patent office and into commercial production, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of rules and regulations come attached. From patent photos, it looks like the developers might already have a prototype, which means we might be seeing them sooner rather than later. Note to self: Avoid jail.

Galaxy Note II – Liquid Pixels – Samsung

Samsung and the Galaxy Note II introduce Liquid Pixels. A short film documenting a piece of interactive water art, controlled solely using the Galaxy Note II and its S Pen technology.

The concept was created by Daniel Kupfer, and took 10 days to create and used over 3,000 connections, which were all fitted individually.

Liquid Pixels is an interactive water art piece that combines the new Galaxy Note II and S Pen technology controlling over 400 water pumps, to create something uniquely creative!

Check out the project’s video:

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