invisibility cloak

Canadian biotech company shows off real life invisibility cloak

We wanted to fly, so we built airplanes. We wanted to shoot fire, so we invented the flamethrower. We wanted to communicate without speaking a word, like Jean Grey from X-Men, so we invented the internet (I'm reaching, but you get the point.)

A recent patent filing suggests that humans may also soon gain the superpower of invisibility thanks to a high-tech, light-bending material called "Quantum Stealth."

Manufactured by British Columbia's own Hyperstealth Biotechnology Inc., the material is described as "paper-thin and inexpensive."

It requires no power source, and yet it is purported to make people, vehicles, buildings and other objects "99 per cent undetectable" at any time of day or night.

Far-fetched as it may sound, the product is based in real science, has patents pending internationally, and was developed by one of the world's leading military uniform suppliers.

What I'm saying is that this isn't a hoax — and believe me, I didn't reach this conclusion easily.

"Quantum Stealth is a patent-pending material that renders the target completely invisible by bending light waves around the target," reads Hyperstealth's website.

"The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also most of the target's shadow. It leaves us to imagine: how will the world be different when the power to become invisible is made public?"

New video footage released earlier this month along with an announcement about the company's patent filing explores this question further, showing different uses for some of the 13 versions of the material.

None of those uses include spying on your friends to see what they say about you. In fact, it's unlikely that consumers will see this type of technology in stores any time soon, if ever. Quantum Stealth has been developed explicitly with military use in mind.

Hyperstealth is not only a supplier for Canada's Department of National Defence, the company has issued over 5 million military uniforms to such agencies as the FBI, the US Navy Seals, the US Marines, the British Armed Forces, the Australian Defence Force and the US Department of Defense.

This is what they do.

Now that the patent applications have been filed, Hyperstealth plans to launch the product and work with Fortune 500 companies to license their cool new technologies.

Lead photo by

HyperStealth Corp.

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