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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu May 25, 2006 9:03 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:As cool as this sounds, I can really only think of negative things that would come from this. VERY negative things.


Let's just hope this device, if it's ever developed(I hope not), don't get to the hand of sickos like acs :-D
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Thu May 25, 2006 9:20 pm

Nothing good can come of this because people will want to take advantage of being 'invisible'.

Although it would be really cool, I don't see this helping our society.
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Postby RAmst23 » Thu May 25, 2006 9:24 pm

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Nothing good can come of this because people will want to take advantage of being 'invisible'.

Although it would be really cool, I don't see this helping our society.


Oh I'm sure there has to be something positive about it. Would make for a good security measure, seeing as people wouldn't be able to see what they wanted to steal. Umm could allow for some hilarious invisible banana peel antics.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu May 25, 2006 9:29 pm

RAmst23 wrote:
OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Nothing good can come of this because people will want to take advantage of being 'invisible'.

Although it would be really cool, I don't see this helping our society.


Oh I'm sure there has to be something positive about it. Would make for a good security measure, seeing as people wouldn't be able to see what they wanted to steal. Umm could allow for some hilarious invisible banana peel antics.

Good security measure? You mean so someone can walk by security at an airport with a bomb, unnoticed? 8-o

Or so stalkers or kidnappers can follow people invisibly and then take them?
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu May 25, 2006 9:32 pm

They are already testing the cloaking device on the Cubs' bats (sic) this year. It is outperforming their expectations by a significant margin.
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Postby Grouperman941 » Thu May 25, 2006 9:59 pm

It's about time we caught up to those Romulans.
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Postby WharfRat » Fri May 26, 2006 7:43 am

AcidRock23 wrote:They are already testing the cloaking device on the Cubs' bats (sic) this year. It is outperforming their expectations by a significant margin.


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Postby knapplc » Fri May 26, 2006 9:21 am

teddy ballgame wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:
OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Nothing good can come of this because people will want to take advantage of being 'invisible'.

Although it would be really cool, I don't see this helping our society.


Oh I'm sure there has to be something positive about it. Would make for a good security measure, seeing as people wouldn't be able to see what they wanted to steal. Umm could allow for some hilarious invisible banana peel antics.

Good security measure? You mean so someone can walk by security at an airport with a bomb, unnoticed? 8-o

Or so stalkers or kidnappers can follow people invisibly and then take them?


This may be a bit extreme, Mr. Ballgame. It's not like we're suddenly going to live in a world of body snatchers. This technology is cutting-edge, which means it won't be available to the public for a LONG time, if ever. It sounds pretty impractical to develop for a coat or cloak.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri May 26, 2006 9:25 am

knapplc wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:
OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Nothing good can come of this because people will want to take advantage of being 'invisible'.

Although it would be really cool, I don't see this helping our society.


Oh I'm sure there has to be something positive about it. Would make for a good security measure, seeing as people wouldn't be able to see what they wanted to steal. Umm could allow for some hilarious invisible banana peel antics.

Good security measure? You mean so someone can walk by security at an airport with a bomb, unnoticed? 8-o

Or so stalkers or kidnappers can follow people invisibly and then take them?


This may be a bit extreme, Mr. Ballgame. It's not like we're suddenly going to live in a world of body snatchers. This technology is cutting-edge, which means it won't be available to the public for a LONG time, if ever. It sounds pretty impractical to develop for a coat or cloak.


Exactly. You do realize, Teddy, that the US military uses amazing technology everyday that we do not have access to? For instance, they can drop a bomb on a penmark if they wanted (a little exaggeration, I know), but you don't see civilians getting ahold of this technology.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri May 26, 2006 1:05 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:As cool as this sounds, I can really only think of negative things that would come from this. VERY negative things.


Let's just hope this device, if it's ever developed(I hope not), don't get to the hand of sickos like acs :-D


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