Mr. India, redux?

Guest Blog #18 – Anand C

invisibility cloak

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have come up with an invisibility cloak. The idea seems simple in its basic form – project the background image onto the masked object, thereby making it seem invisible. The (intended) applications include surgeons whose own hands hamper vision during surgery, or pilots who would like the plane floors to be transparent during landings!

The masked object is ‘invisible’ from one side only (for obvious reasons). It’s true that the person is only half-invisible, but how you feel about it depends on whether you are a “glass is half-full” or “glass is half empty” person!

We know Rajnikanth’s movies are popular in Japan, but who knew someone took Shekhar Kapur’s Mr. India (with due apologies to H.G Wells) seriously?

3 responses to “Mr. India, redux?”

  1. Wonderbug Avatar

    Wows this is very interesting indeed.


  2. Kingsley Avatar

    Maha old news mamey. And that’s not real invisibility, they are not projecting anything. They are superimposing it in-camera. “The photograph was taken through a viewfinder that uses a combination of moving images taken behind the wearer to give a transparent effect.” is what it says.


  3. Anand C Avatar
    Anand C

    Thanks Wonderbug. You’ve some great posts on your site.


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