Hot Dips (littlewashu) wrote,
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THE FUTURE IS NOW, BABY!

THE FUTURE IS NOW, BABY!!

Is he 'The Invisible Man' by H.G. Wells? It looks like as if three men walking behind are seen through the body of graduate student Kazutoshi Obana during a demonstration of optical camouflage technology at the Tokyo University in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003. The demonstration conducted by Faculty of Engineering Prof. Susumu Tachi is an early stage of his research that will eventually enable camouflaged objects virtually transparent by wearing an optical device. This photo was taken through a viewfinder that provides with a combined image of moving images taken behind Obana and him wearing a luminous jacket that makes a transparent effect. The technology can be useful for various professions such as surgeons who wish their own fingers and surgical tools won't block the view of affected parts and pilots who wish cockpit floors were transparent for landings. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)



Although, you know, maybe not really. What does This photo was taken through a viewfinder that provides with a combined image of moving images taken behind Obana and him wearing a luminous jacket that makes a transparent effect mean? Does that mean the camera that took the picture is combining moving images with the images on the jacket? Because that would sort of be bullshit. Or are they just talking about the garment itself, and not the camera of the AP person? That would be okay, then. That sentence isn't very clear, wow, big surprise on a wire service.

BUT STILL!! NEUROMANCER IN THE HIZZOUSE!! And I guess The Invisible Man as well, though I never read that. And I wouldn't be surprised if The Invisible Man isn't about anything like this, and they're only referring to the TITLE.

Oh, and also I like how they're like "yeah, it'll be great for surgeons and pilots" but don't mention, say, assassins.
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    Today is Thursday. Settlement on the sale of our house is Tuesday. I took the dog for a walk today, and I started to get a little emotional.

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