Hypersonic Sound Turns The Way You Hear On Its Ear
from the the-laster-of-sound dept
We’ve had a few articles about directed sound before, but this one goes into a lot of detail about the guy who invented hypersonic sound – which they describe as sort of a “laser for sound”. It sends very directed soundwaves over great distances. As an example, they send someone 100 yards away across a busy highway, and then point a tiny speaker at them, playing the sound of ice “clinking in a glass” – which can be heard clearly, as if it were being played into headphones for the person. If they move a few feet away, the sound disappears. People are suggesting this could absolutely revolutionize many different industries and jobs. Of course, they say the technology still has a ways to go, but the guy who invented it is quite interesting. He seems more like an “old time” inventor. He never went to college, but created the basic technology behind the sonogram, and the popular “Jabra” earpeace that includes a microphone built into the earpiece. If the directed sound technology really works as well as is described in the article, there are a tremendous number of possibilities for it. It really would open up plenty of new markets and even change how people interact with each other and various appliances.