Did you ever imagine what you could do if you could disappear? You may not have to imagine any longer. Attempts to hide in plain sight have made great advancements, but new methods of doing so are absolutely mind-blowing. The ‘mimic’ octopus and some cuttlefish transform the color and shape of their bodies to match the background behind them. This feature makes them nearly impossible to see, protecting them from being attacked by other marine life. The effect is the same as ‘invisibility’, but different principles are being used by researchers to make humans impossible to see.

The method used by some inventors is being called the Rochester Cloak. This technique can be illustrated in an experiment requiring four lenses of different strengths placed in the perfect distance from each other. There is a mathematical equation which is way beyond our scope. Anyway, the objective is to make you invisible from all angles.

We know that light can be interrupted, reflected, refracted and bent. This discovery has light bending around the individual and projecting a perfect reproduction of what is behind him or her on to the front, wherever that may be at that moment. It works even if you are in motion. The “picture” moves relative to the sight-line. After we tried to find out more about this optical technology, a scientist recalled hearing that it is being done with beads of glass, but he didn’t know any more about it. Iraqis have reported experiencing this phenomenon and having film of a U.S. soldier reappearing as he jumped on to a tank, but that is clearly impossible to confirm.

We found a source that knew quite a bit about this subject and couldn’t stop talking. He spoke freely about glass beads only 50 microns wide. Specializing in optics, the professor spoke about polymers, metamaterials, negative refraction index, and arrays of tiny mirrors. We didn’t understand hardly a word. He had never studied ‘cloaking’, but was actually amazed at the idea.

Is there a material that can deliver invisibility? Is three-dimensional, continuous multi-directional ‘cloaking’ now available? Certainly not to the public as of yet. The many possible applications go way beyond just scaring the crap out of your buddies. Could optical cloaking allow a surgeon to see through his hands while operating? Or make the blind spot on a vehicle see-through? Can we imagine paint with this property that could be applied to many types of surfaces? Do we even dare imagine the military uses?

Cloaking technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. I have dreamed about invisibility since seeing the movie The Invisible Man starring Claude Rains and reading the book by H.G. Wells. Your Ward News is going to dig deeper to find this material that may or may not exist. We hope to find it…

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