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New real-life 6ft invisibility 'megashield' can hide multiple people

By T.K. Randall
April 3, 2024 · Comment icon 9 comments
Invisibility shields.
Could this be the future of camouflage ? Image Credit: YouTube / Invisibility Shield Co.
It's not quite on par with Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, but it is another step in the right direction.
Two years after it announced its first invisibility shield, London-based firm Invisibility Shield Co is back again with a brand new, updated and much larger offering known as the Megashield.

While the shield doesn't exactly offer complete invisibility, it is remarkably effective at hiding anything or anyone behind it, making it appear as though there is nothing there at all.

This new, larger variant also makes it possible to hide multiple people at the same time.

"The lenses in this array are oriented so that the vertical strip of light reflected by the standing/crouching subject becomes diffuse when spread out horizontally on passing through the back of the shield," Invisibility Shield Co. writes on its Kickstarter page.
"From the observer's perspective, this background light is effectively smeared horizontally across the front face of the shield, over the area where the subject would ordinarily be seen."

One of the most obvious applications for a shield like this would be in the military where the ability to remain well camouflaged could prove invaluable for soldiers on the battlefield.

If the invisibility shield could be adapted and applied to an outfit rather than to just a single sheet of material, it would likely be a game changer.

A demonstration of its capabilities can be viewed in the video below.



Source: Mail Online | Comments (9)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Guyver 15 days ago
Interesting.  I can’t think of any practical applications for it at the moment since you have to lug the shield around with you anywhere you go, then set it up to hide behind it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 15 days ago
I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Bed of chaos 15 days ago
"Could prove invaluable for soldiers on the battlefield". What happens if the enemy steals it?
Comment icon #4 Posted by aquatus1 15 days ago
They would have an invisibility shield.   Hardly a reason not to use it. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 15 days ago
It's not going to fool FLIR.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Poncho_Peanatus 14 days ago
good for hiding snipers...but does this also work from a different perspective?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 14 days ago
That's very clever, and can only get better as time goes on
Comment icon #8 Posted by mw.decavia 2 days ago
It may be able to hide someone behind it, but it does not succeed at hiding itself. In the picture the shield itself is visible by the rectangle-shaped distortions in the expected background. And I would think that if it was viewed at an angle instead of directly ahead, it would become obvious.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Essan 2 days ago
The obvious further development is to incorporate this technology into the body of vehicles and aircraft. 


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