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New Advances in "Invisibility Cloaks"
Wonder if it will ever really work?
MatthewHSE




msg:3721478
 9:30 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've been noticing a lot of articles the last few days about "invisibility cloaks." Sounds exciting, but when you dig down a bit, it seems like so far it's only working under specific circumstances on a very small scale.

Of course, they're talking about creating entire suits out of this stuff. I have my doubts that this will happen, but it's an interesting idea.

Still, just think of some of the problems invisible clothes could cause:

"Now where did I put that invisibility cloak? <scrummaging around in corners and the backs of chairs> Always have such a hard time finding that thing...<fingers snag on what looked like empty space> Ah, there it is. Now where are the sleeves in this thing? Never can seem to get this thing on right..."

 

LifeinAsia




msg:3721486
 9:52 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Invisibility cloaks have existed for years. The local house gnomes are always wrapping my keys and sunglasses in them.

King_Fisher




msg:3721527
 10:59 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was invisible when I was a kid. My mother always said " you cant fool me, I can see right through you!"...KF

rocknbil




msg:3721575
 12:36 am on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

. . . . always wrapping my keys and sunglasses in them.

An insider's tip: they live in the washing machines. Two socks go in . . . only one comes out.

Dabrowski




msg:3721963
 1:50 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

That would be brilliant, I could stick it over the TV when Home and Away comes on!

grandpa




msg:3722189
 4:45 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have my doubts that this will happen, but it's an interesting idea.

I can remember when it was doubtful that we would ever break the 640K memory limit. I'm personally looking forward to the day when I can be invisible with unlimited memory. More than likely that will all be in my grandkids world.

MatthewHSE




msg:3722317
 7:16 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe I should rephrase that...I have my doubts that "invisibility cloaks," that really work, will be available at the consumer level, at affordable prices, during my natural life. Semi-working invisibility will likely come to the military in a short time however.

However, I for one would prefer that folks *not* be able to purchase something like this anyway...I can think of plenty of unscrupulous reasons folks might want one, while the legitimate reasons would be few or none. (For instance, I'd hate to try to shoot an invisible robber in my home.)

Dabrowski




msg:3722342
 7:42 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Semi-working invisibility will likely come to the military in a short time however

You're joking aren't you? They couldn't even send our troops to Afganistan with the right colour desert gear!
(UK)

LifeinAsia




msg:3722392
 8:21 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

They couldn't even send our troops to Afganistan with the right colour desert gear!

What do you expect when you guys can't even spell "color" the right way? :)

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