We come in peace, we mean no harm. Bzzt.
Add a new human popcorn weapon to the list of devices to fall into the directed energy category.
Anxiety provokes snarky comments:
If the military starts using this weapon, they will have to watch out for saboteurs able to sneak up from behind and pull out the power cords from the wall socket.
I am also waiting for the first story of a soldier using this to cook a serving of MRE.