Science Fiction Becomes Fact?

The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman

Okay, so I used the picture of Jessica Alba to get your attention.  But the fact of the matter is, she does have some relation to this topic.  I just heard that scientist are close to creation of an invisibility material.  Yes that’s right, soon humans will have the ability to seemingly and literally make things disappear!

The research will be published next week in a science and technology magazine.  But apparently scientist at the University of California, Berkley, have demonstrated the ability to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects (or person).

The science behind it, is all rather confusing, and probably too much to understand for the lay person, but the fact of the matter is, someone now possesses the ability to make something or someone invisible to the naked eye!  This could have broad applications if and when used.  Lets not forget about every which way the United States Military could use it.  But outside of that, where would we go with it? 

Imagine as a kid, we’d play around and ask each other different silly scenarios.  One of those questions we would ask as kids were, “Would you rather fly or be invisible?”  People would take their pick and imagine all the wonderous, albeit devious things they could get it to.  Will we have to replace closed circuit cameras with cameras equipped with lenses that pick up the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum?  Will that work?  Who knows?

Either way, one of those options we’d ask as playful kids are coming true.  But why stop there?  Where’s the artificial material that would be able to make me run faster and jump higher?  And in the reference to Sue Richards, the Invisible Woman, can we begin to make people elastic to no ends, or flame up with no scaring, or turn to a rock creature with superhuman strength.  And then there’s the super serum, and turning people to big green angry men, and acquiring superpowers from radioactive spiders.  I know I could go on, but it’ll get ridiculous…see my point.

Not for nothin’, but I’d still rather fly.

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