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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 19:43      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Folks are doing the research and say they are getting close to it:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/07/01/invisible.cloak/index.html

For a lot less money, they can try six shots of cheap gin -- that makes me invisible every time.

CP

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 20:21      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The military has been researching this for years. In fact I believe they are really closer to it than the article states. I would be very surprised if they don't already have a working prototype.

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 20:51      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow!
Harry Potter technology.

Next thing you know, soldiers will be riding in to battle on a Nimbus 2000.

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 21:02      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey, isn't the pursuit of Harry Potter tech GWB's plan to help combat high fuel prices and carbon emissions?

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quote:
Originally posted by CrawGator:
The military has been researching this for years. In fact I believe they are really closer to it than the article states. I would be very surprised if they don't already have a working prototype.

Yeah, I read about some other invisibility stuff several (eight or so) years ago, and there are occasionally protypes of various concepts on various sci-tech TV channels. Most of it seems to involve refraction, so it's probably just a matter of time before there's something really feasible. Not sure this will be the way they go, I recall other concepts are a bit more advanced. Work on larger objects, etc.

Thanks for posting, CP. It was a neat article.

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Oh Star Trek had this exact idea back in the mid 60's (Balance of Terror, Dec. '66) and who knows how many other Sci Fi writers had it well before that.

Perhaps in another 50 years we'll have something real that works as well as the X-ray specks in the back of cheap 1950's magazines. (I can be sooo optimistic at times. The only question that remains is where would you put the batteries?)

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Icon 8 posted July 07, 2008 07:36      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There was a mosquito in the bedroom last night that already has developed such technology.
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quote:
Originally posted by muttnik:
Oh Star Trek had this exact idea back in the mid 60's (Balance of Terror, Dec. '66) and who knows how many other Sci Fi writers had it well before that.

Perhaps in another 50 years we'll have something real that works as well as the X-ray specks in the back of cheap 1950's magazines. (I can be sooo optimistic at times. The only question that remains is where would you put the batteries?)

It's very well known that todays science indeed takes its aims from the old sci-fi. Problem is that they now have aims that easily could destroy us all... (Imagine an invisible nuke-strike - good night world).

What are they gonna do next - the telescreen?

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted July 07, 2008 17:25      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
There was a mosquito in the bedroom last night that already has developed such technology.
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LOL!

The bug probably had a couple of shots of my blood after I had six gin and tonics.

CP

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