Here is a recently seen link regarding invisibility as camouflage . . .
OK, I also have a device that can reverse the flow of electromagnetic energy: it's called a mirror. It sounds like this document is better handled with a shovel than with a stapler. Hmmmm . . .
One of the problems facing successful camouflage is something called parallax: the way your eyes move to focus on an object. Your eyes "know" when something is farther away than, say, a tree in the foreground. Good camouflage can successfully break up the vertical plane so that it resembles both background and foreground, which is almost impossible to do with a solid object cloaked with conventional fabrics, such as combat gear.
HOWEVER: holograph-like fabrics can fool the eyes into thinking that there is not a solid object in front of you; holographs send a slightly different image to each eye, thus simulating depth, etc., and so can overcome the parallax problem.
And there is no need for exotic matierials, huge facilities, and millions of government grants for research. :-D
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