Making yourself invisible has been a staple of fiction for a long time, but it’s becoming more and more of a reality through the Swedish made system ADAPTIV from BAE Systems. It’s comprised of a set of panels, or pixels, electronically controlled to radiate programmable wavelengths – sort of like a thermal TV screen – making the object they are mounted to undetectable by infrared.
Here is a trailer to explain the system a bit better:
To most surveillance systems the object will simply not be there, or it will look like a regular car, or a farmhouse, or anything you program the system to project. It’s not quite James Bond where Q makes a car invisible to the naked eye, but it’s the same basic idea.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a front row seat to a few of these things, working with Nils Bjuggstam at Loveframe from my native Sweden, and this one I felt worth sharing since it made such a splash in the news and, well, simply because it’s pretty cool…