Inventor aiming for invisible walls

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nightstalkers, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    The inventor of an "invisibility" cloak says his next project will be to help people see through walls.
    Susumu Tachi, who showed off his cloak at an exhibition in San Francisco earlier this month, now hopes to provide a view of the outside in windowless rooms.
    "This technology can be used in all kinds of ways, but I wanted to create a vision of invisibility," he told BBC World Service's Outlook programme.
    "My short-term goal would be, for example, to make a room that has no outside windows appear to have a view to the outside, then the wall would appear to be invisible."
    Professor Tachi's cloak works by projecting an image onto itself of what is behind the wearer.
    A computer generates the image that is projected, so the viewer effectively sees "through" the cloak.
    There are many potential uses of the cloak, ranging from espionage and military purposes to helping pilots see through the floor of the cockpit to the runway below.
    However there are massive questions of potential misuse too, particularly surrounding the huge crime implications.

  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Heh, misuse... :)
  3. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    I was going to make a witty comment, but someone already knows what I'd do with it...

    Things just started falling off trucks around here, nobody knows where they land. :)
  4. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    thats what you would do with it??!?!?!?! I could have sworn the number one answer to the invisible man question was hanging out in a womens locker room.
  5. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Convert the carapace to fit over a tanks armored hull, and you have an invisible tank. Its pretty hard to hit what you can't readily see...

    You have a new breed of thieves where they can sit up in your backyard and blend into the shrubbery, breaking into your house just after you leave.

    A person could use this such technology to disguize many things, and I know for a fact how that could be dangerous.
  6. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    I'd like to be invisible so I could go to all the customer's houses and shoot them. Wait, does that sound like I'm a disgruntled worker? I mean, I wanna shoot my boss with no witnesses. Wait, that's even worse...

  7. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    *Ransac wonders if he can use this technology to vote for himself several times in the presidential election.*

    All signs point to..........yes. And I will.


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  8. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Two words:

    Shameless promotion.
  9. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Well, it's your invisible suit (I mean, if it were, hypothetically) and I'm not going to tell you how to run your life. But still, I think that if hanging out in women's locker rooms is the reason you want it, then you need to get your priorities straight. I mean, invisibility gives the potential to do things that are just so much cooler than that...
  10. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Wait till it become fashionable to wear pants that are "invisible" and all that.... >.>
  11. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    That might be a while...
  12. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Still, it'll be in my time...


    Why can't I just die already?
  13. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    I've worn "invisible" pants before. Got 5 days in the slammer for it, too. I don't recommend it. Especially if you wear the "invisible underwear, too.

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  14. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Why did you get five days in the slammer for it? Is it illegal?
  15. EricBess Active Member

    Invisible pants are not illegal, but indecent exposure it...

    Try to keep up ;)
  16. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker


    Indecent exposure is when a bunch of guys flash the cops...

    Decent exposure is when a team of baywatch babes run up and flash the cops.
  17. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    *Ransac wonders now if he was actually wearing the "invisible" pants at all or if he just forgot to wear them.*

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  18. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Wouldn't you be able to just feel them in order to tell if you're wearing them?
  19. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

  20. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Not if I don't wear them on a regular basis!

    *Shameless plug for "Most likely to post while naked" hopeful for this year's CPA Notables.*

    Ransac, cpa trash man

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