‘Invisibility cloak’ straight out of Harry Potter is now a thing

‘Invisibility cloak’ straight out of Harry Potter is now a thing, by Yaron Steinbuch. Gotta  watch this:

HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. has announced four patent applications for “Quantum Stealth,” its own version of the fantasy cloak that could be used to make things appear to be invisible.

“It can hide a person, a vehicle, a ship, spacecraft and buildings,” the British Columbia-based company said in a statement. “There is no power source. It is paper-thin and inexpensive.” …

“It bends light like a glass of water does where a spoon or straw looks bent except I figured out how to do it without the water or volume (thickness) of material,” he told the news outlet. …

“The light comes from the sides and comes out the middle,” CTV’s science and technology specialist Dan Riskin said.

“You think, intuitively, that the light comes straight through the middle and comes and hits your eye, but the light that’s coming out the middle has bent there from around (the sides). It’s the bending of light that makes it look like it’s not there at all,” he added. …

Another example of scarcely-believable incompetence by our ruling bureaucracy:

While he has been demonstrating the material to Canadian, American and allied military officials around the world since 2011, there wasn’t much official interest.

In order to keep it out of the wrong hands, the company applied for patent protection.

“We couldn’t keep delaying this any longer,” Cramer said. “The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there.”