At least since H.G. Wells wrote The Invisible Man, laymen and scientists alike have dreamed of making things invisible. Perhaps the most memorable manifestation of this idea in modern pop culture is the “invisibility cloak” used by Harry Potter. Over the past decade, rapid advances in physics, materials science, and optics have made this one-time fantasy an increasingly practical reality. Where does this technology stand today? What barriers still need to be overcome? What are the applications and implications of this technology likely to be? We’ll show you.
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