Sunday, October 22

Ghost in the Shell cloaking now almost a reality

Microwave Cloaking is Now a Reality

Scientists have made a breakthrough towards creating an invisibility device, as they succeeded easier than was thought possible to construct a microwave cloaking device. The device works only in two dimensions and only on microwaves. This first device is far from perfect in that it is barely 8-cm wide and can only reduce back scatter and forward scatter, the researchers said.

Full article.

Wow! This is so cool. But I wondered what ethical abuses this technology might have since the civilian application of it so limited. I am sure this is Peeping Tom's ultimate tool, or state security most prized tool. As shown in Ghost in the Shell, how it affect tactics can be decisive.

A BBC news on this.