Science and the Invisiblity CloakPosted: March 22, 2010
The big scientific news from last week is that scientists have taken the first step toward creating an “invisibility cloak”. Stories on the subject explain that scientists were able to “conceal a bump on a gold surface that measured 0.00004 inches high by 0.00005 wide”.
I submit to you, my friends, that something that small is already invisible. I know change and science are incremental in the way they progress, but making it impossible for me to see what I already can’t see is no progress whatsoever.
As I draft this, all of you are invisible to me, unless you are some really good Kung Pao Chicken or my notebook.
Given that you are invisible to me and you can’t see me despite the fact that I am communicating with you should bring you to an obvious conclusion. I am responsible for the first instances of human invisibility.
If you could see me, you’d know that I achieved this without even putting on a lab coat. I know it is hard to believe that I could do this without the proper garb, but look at me. The proof is right before your eyes. Of course, you can’t see me to validate what I’m telling you. That itself validates what I’m telling you. I am currently invisible.
I am also working on the concept that if i forget something, it does not exist anymore. I know that we were all taught in school that matter cannot be created or destroyed. I believe that if I can achieve full forgetfulness of that concept, I will be able to make things cease to exist forever.
I’ve already put this theory to the test by forgetting concepts. For instance, I know that there was a Pythagorean Theorem. I don’t remember what it did or why I needed to know it. I can not reproduce it, so it must be gone.
On the other hand, there are people and things I remember. Sometimes I don’t see some people for months, and then I do. They were just invisible during that time, then they come back. What can we conclude from this? I think it implies that people really should be doing what they can to remind me of themselves because if I forget…gone.
So, I am able to create invisibility as well as destroy concepts and matter. I scoff at scientists who “create” invisibility using things that can’t be seen anyhow.
Patent Attorneys, call me.