US military developing a pain ray

The pain ray, 1950s sci-fi movie staple, is making a comeback, but this time in real life. The US military is working on a weapon that can send a microwave beam into a crowd. The beam heats up any skin it touches to an excruciating 55 C, but doesn’t cause any permanent damage, or so they claim.

While the pain ray is being designed for dispersing crowds, we can see no end to the civilian possibilities. January sales would be much more bearable without the masses of people…

What would you do with a pain ray?

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