Invisibility cloak!
June 14, 2004 9:32 AM   Subscribe

Invisibility cloak! "The idea is very simple. If you project background image onto the masked object, you can observe the masked object just as if it were virtually transparent". The Optical Camouflage page has more applications and video of a (nearly) invisible man. (First seen in Time's coolest of 2003)
posted by iffley (10 comments total)
Wow!!!! Boffo.
posted by inksyndicate at 9:38 AM on June 14, 2004

Hardly nearly invisible, but cool nonetheless.
posted by signal at 9:52 AM on June 14, 2004

Regarding the video. Should an invisible man really be standing in the street?
posted by Bonzai at 9:53 AM on June 14, 2004

What they don't show is the projector, projecting the image onto the guys back.... Why not just strap a webcam on your head and a laptop on your back.
posted by zeoslap at 10:11 AM on June 14, 2004

So James Bond’s car wasn’t that unfeasible? I retract some of my snark for Tomorrow Never Dies, but not all of it.
posted by dmt at 10:11 AM on June 14, 2004

As seen before Time. And the mysterious cloaked post.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:48 AM on June 14, 2004

(tippy toe)pay no attention to the man projecting an image on to the invisible one(/tippy toe)

This will be a whole lot more effective once they get LED fabric.
posted by Dillenger69 at 11:37 AM on June 14, 2004

I'd prefer a cloak of banality.
posted by troutfishing at 1:30 PM on June 14, 2004

But... doesn't it require external hardware? Looks like there are cameras and projectors involved. Aren't those visible?
posted by scarabic at 3:58 PM on June 14, 2004

That's funny. I was just re-reading Neuromancer and had just passed the part about the Panther Moderns and their chameleon suits.

posted by pheideaux at 5:11 PM on June 14, 2004

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