Sci-Friday #51 – The Apprehension Machine

That’s not just a clever title – the Apprehension Machine is the musical instrument behind every scary soundtrack you’ve heard in the past couple decades. Watch this video, and watch low-tech sounds create high anxiety.

It reminds of that line in the original Johnny Mnemonic short story: ‘ If they think you’re crude, go technical; if they
think you’re technical, go crude.’ The apprehension machine may be crude, but it gets the job done.

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