Monday, May 29, 2006


Scientists are working towards an invisibility shield, and they seem convinced that such a thing is possible--through somehow making the light rays "dodge" an object or person. They'll release this new product sometime after they finish working on those flying cars and residential neighborhoods on the moon.

One day, she'll fly.

(image from Mike Vermeulen)

Really, if it did work, the Invisible Man's strategy of wrapping himself up and wearing a hat (and sunglasses, for the sake of those poor special effects guys) would no longer work. The light would simply move around his entire person.

(image from the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique)

This, of course, leads everyone to ponder that old question: what would you do if you were invisible? On the other hand, it inevitably draws us to the more recent issue: what does it matter if you're physically invisible or not, now that everything is done on the internet?


Blogger Wickedpinto said...


I deserve my Jetsons future!!!

10:15 PM  

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