Sunday, September 20, 2015

high-profile invisibility

Scientists said on Thursday they have successfully tested an ultra-thin invisibility cloak made of microscopic rectangular gold blocks that, like skin, conform to the shape of an object and can render it undetectable with visible light. 
The researchers said while their experiments involved cloaking a miniscule object they believe the technology could be made to conceal larger objects, with military and other possible applications.
Strange to think what a wide swath of human longing expresses itself in the desire not to be so goddamned invisible. Veterans, the elderly, the poor, minorities, majorities, immigrants ... the list seems endless, each despairing from time to time that "no one sees me; no one cares."

And yet simultaneously there is wonder and awe and longing to be capable of invisibility ... and hence more noticeable?

1 comment:

  1. When i was young and wanted it to get into the girls bathroom, nothin'. The military wants it, they get it. I'm feeling under represented here.