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"Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions."
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Necap  
  A device that burns out neural connections.  

Jiminy had just enough time to experience a moment of gratitude when the Meld shot a necap. Landing squarely on the prisoner's head the highly charged diaphanous material adhered securely and flared once, instantly short-circuiting every cerebral connection. Jiminy's head slumped forward as his brain went out.
Technovelgy from The Human Blend, by Alan Dean Foster.
Published by Del Rey in 2010
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Compare to neural lace from Surface Detail (2010) by Iain Banks and Cranial Amplified Programming from Killing Titan (2015) by Greg Bear.

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