A popular way of killing of injuring someone by frying them with electricity. Invented by the X'ptho, but often used as a way of killing someone by the humans. Humans have been slowly deprogressing in ways of killing people - first the guillotine (instant death) to hanging (death in seconds) to electrocution (this one, death in minutes) and finally lethal injections (death in hours). Based on this, by the year 3000 humans will simply be starved to death (death in weeks) when they are sentenced to death. Fortunitly, humans, and all life on Earth, will be destroyed long before then by global warming.