...with antennas to remotely disable machines. I've known people make them. However the issue was that 2.4GHz* would cause people to go blind if you hit them with it (due to the clear liquid in your eyes turning milky). As such I don't think this will ever be used in anything other than a war setting, and even then, if you're going to cook the occupants to death, you might as well hit them with a conventional explosive, probably a nicer way to go.
TFA doesn't mention which microwaves they use, perhaps they other other ones which do not affect humans so much.
The burden placed on the enemy of caring for the suddenly disabled is considered part of warfare and is in fact more damaging to the enemy than simply killing them. War is ugly.
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. - Sun Tzu
I'd be willing to be the Obama campaign has an account somewhere that has liked Mitt as well.
I'd go for stock history for the next 100 years. It's easier to play
You're looking to get rich? That's way too easy....
Have you considered influencing/changing religious history? How one might prevail to influence the naive cultures of 6000 years ago and forward?...
I could become a GOD!!!!
You are right that is way better than just making money.
I guess there is some irony that I didn't bother to log in and posted that as Anonymous Coward.
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Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.