Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Predator Tech

Remember seeing the predator films beginning with the 1987 flick starring two future governors (Jessie "the Body" Ventura & Arnold Schwarzenegger) where an alien hunter killed armed humans for sport using invisibility as the means to (unfairly) get close to it's victim? I do and the part that stirs the memory the most was the alien's ability to project the scene behind his body to his front by bending light, thus making him invisible to Arnold & Company. The effect was very cool, something relegated to the realm of science fiction, until now.
As seen in the excellent NY Times article, Light Fantastic: Flirting With Invisibility researchers are closing in on the fantasy of invisibility that been depicted ad nauseum since the beginning of SF back in the days of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.Although the tech is currently limited to single frequency micro wavelength light at this time, the ability to bend visible light in the future is something not impossible to imagine given that the principle of bending light works and the benefits to being able to do this is simply too great to ignore. (Military/NSA/CIA)Click on the green image to read Physorg's take on invisibility and...
The future's already here.

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