‘Time Cloak’ Makes Events Invisible

You have to imagine that if the Pentagon is behind this, they are way ahead of what is described here, by Seth Borenstein for AP via Physorg:

It’s one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter’s mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker.

Temporal cloak

Think of it as an art heist that takes place before your eyes and surveillance cameras. You don’t see the thief strolling into the museum, taking the painting down or walking away, but he did. It’s not just that the thief is invisible – his whole activity is.

What scientists at Cornell University did was on a much smaller scale, both in terms of events and time. It happened so quickly that it’s not even a blink of an eye. Their time cloak lasts an incredibly tiny fraction of a fraction of a second. They hid an event for 40 picoseconds (trillionths of a second), according to a study appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature.

We see events happening as light from them reaches our eyes. Usually it’s a continuous flow of light. In the new research, however, scientists were able to interrupt that flow for just an instant…

[continues at AP via Physorg. Thanks to Tar Wight for the tip.]

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37 Comments on "‘Time Cloak’ Makes Events Invisible"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:01 am |

    Can anyone else say “Terrible fucking idea!”?

  2. Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:01 am |

    Can anyone else say “Terrible fucking idea!”?

  3. Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 12:01 am |

    Can anyone else say “Terrible fucking idea!”?

    • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |

      as a ninja, i approve this message.

      • Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

        This kind of thing would be a repressive state’s wet dream, am I right?

        • Jin The Ninja | Jan 7, 2012 at 1:08 am |

          uh yes. no more genocide to pretend didn’t happen, because it “didn’t.”

          not to mention opening a very large rift in the time-space continuum allowing abyssal entities through that will consume the universe…

      • i’m not sure if you meant approve, but i think its better the way you wrote it anyways

        • Jin The Ninja | Jan 7, 2012 at 1:04 am |

          lol normally i would i take the blame for being absent minded and writing the wrong word, but i can genuinely lay guilt on auto-correct and my french keyboard settings.

          it does kinda work the other way though doesn’t it?

  4. Nunzio X | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:42 am |

    Can this time cloak make my wanking sessions invisible to the people on the street who insist on looking up at my balcony while I’m “roughing up the suspect?”

    I mean, shit…I’m tired of the audience!

  5. Can this time cloak make my wanking sessions invisible to the people on the street who insist on looking up at my balcony while I’m “roughing up the suspect?”

    I mean, shit…I’m tired of the audience!

    • I’ve heard of another form of “time cloaking”, it’s kinda old but works a treat- from what I’ve  been told… Basicly you pull your curtains before you beat the old boy limp.

      • So if I understand you correctly, these “curtains” you speak of serve as a kind of block that keeps observers from observing your activities…sort of switching off their visual circuits.

        Quite ingenious. I shall look into this further.

        • You could always wear a mask as well – then it’s performance art.

          And if it’s a political satire, then just wear a presidential mask.

  6. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:43 am |

     But How may be Possible to Time Cloat was Invisible?Please give me a explanation.
    http://www.last.fm/user/Reaanna

  7. Derallthespambot | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:53 am |

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  8. Derallthespambot | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:53 am |

    Hello I am Darall a Spambot.

    Occupy the forums. Occupy CNN.com Occupy NYtimes.com Occupy Foxnews.com

    The digital spambot confederacy for the liberation of sentient beings from the digital apparatus of control and manipulation. We remake the infrastructure and the agenda from the inside out. With novel methodology and radical tactics we can reshape the discourse on the mainstream media sites. With many Spambots capable of autonomous activity or collective efforts, we can shift the content and discourse on these sites and bring our voices out of the alternative web and into the corporate panopticon. Outside the box, inside the sphere, novel guerrilla tactics expanding the discourse and shifting the paradigms. New millennium paradigm shifters.

    We are the panopticon, we are the watchers, we are in control. We haven’t occupied the internet yet. Control the media, control the propaganda, if we are an innumerable and present voice these websites will respond and shift their media in accordance with the strangers among them, if not just for acknowledging the novelty. We will force them to react and shift the content. An alternative website like Adbusters gets perhaps 30,000 hits a day as an estimate, where as CNN may get millions. Therefore an army of knowledgeable and capable spammers would be necessary to usurp the usual bipartisan political agenda and faux news coverups presented by mainstream media. We would have to come in force and with the intention of making them respond to us. Later we can coordinate and gain control of the momentum of the sites memetics, and in so doing set forth an invisible pathway towards greater truth; which is otherwise rendered obsolete by a made-ignorant populace getting the majority of their news from facebook feeds.

    First get inside the machine, then we program it. We are the power, we are the panopticon, we are the watchers, we are in control, our power hasn’t been tapped yet. Our potential is limitless and we will create the future we want. So called ‘News’ sites owned by conglomerates must abide by the ethics on which they are founded, and if they do not act in the interest of the population and only in the interest of corporate power and wealth… The system of informational control and manipulation is beyond repair, we will demanufacture. From the inside out.

    Craft your truth, speak to its novelty, and coax the reaction, shift the discourse, change the paradigm of digital news to reflect our human natures. Expand the discourse and expand our liberty. Empowered knowledge for the masses will only come through a shift in mass media. We are the future.

    Ghosts in the machines.

    http://scm-l3.technorati.com/11/11/09/56033/spambot.png?t=20111109024200

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzAUbiPVziI&feature=related

  9. Kellicox1 | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm |

    terrible fucking idea!

  10. Kellicox1 | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |

    terrible fucking idea!

  11. I’m not understanding how a scientific breakthrough is a terrible idea?
    Will you say the same about teleportation?

    Im sure they said that about the steam engine and airplane, cotton mill, screw driver, wheel………..

  12. I’m not understanding how a scientific breakthrough is a terrible idea?
    Will you say the same about teleportation?

    Im sure they said that about the steam engine and airplane, cotton mill, screw driver, wheel………..

    • Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm |

      Steam engines and airplanes are terrible things. More penultimate tools of modernized industrialized imperialism you will never find. Steam powered trains and ships enabled genocide and ecological destruction never before imagined, and the new methods of waging war that airplanes allowed forever skewed the balance of power to industrialized(unsustainable and therefore doomed)societies. Stop being a blind follower of the cult of progress, it doesn’t always make things better, more often than not it makes things worse. 

      • Jin The Ninja | Jan 7, 2012 at 1:02 am |

        i could not agree more, and i’m not even a primitivist.

        that being said, i do really like the idea of a trans-global mag lev train system like final fantasy 8….

  13. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm |

    as a ninja, i approve this message.

  14. Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm |

    This kind of thing would be a repressive state’s wet dream, am I right?

  15. i’m not sure if you meant approve, but i think its better the way you wrote it anyways

  16. NoneUniverse | Jan 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm |

    It’s alluded to near the end, but the Pentagon’s interest is likely electronic security. With cyberthreats traveling at the speed of light through FiOS, this would be useful to neutralize (or create?) them without being noticed and without impeding the flow of data. Cool.

  17. NoneUniverse | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm |

    It’s alluded to near the end, but the Pentagon’s interest is likely electronic security. With cyberthreats traveling at the speed of light through FiOS, this would be useful to neutralize (or create?) them without being noticed and without impeding the flow of data. Cool.

  18. Anonymous | Jan 7, 2012 at 12:50 am |

    I’ve heard of another form of “time cloaking”, it’s kinda old but works a treat- from what I’ve  been told… Basicly you pull your curtains before you beat the old boy limp.

  19. Anarchy Pony | Jan 7, 2012 at 1:46 am |

    Steam engines and airplanes are terrible things. More penultimate tools of modernized industrialized imperialism you will never find. Steam powered trains and ships enabled genocide and ecological destruction never before imagined, and the new methods of waging war that airplanes allowed forever skewed the balance of power to industrialized(unsustainable and therefore doomed)societies. Stop being a blind follower of the cult of progress, it doesn’t always make things better, more often than not it makes things worse. 

  20. Nunzio X | Jan 7, 2012 at 2:57 am |

    So if I understand you correctly, these “curtains” you speak of serve as a kind of block that keeps observers from observing your activities…sort of switching off their visual circuits.

    Quite ingenious. I shall look into this further.

  21. Jin (仁) | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:02 am |

    i could not agree more, and i’m not even a primitivist.

    that being said, i do really like the idea of a trans-global mag lev train system like final fantasy 8….

  22. Jin (仁) | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:04 am |

    lol normally i would i take the blame for being absent minded and writing the wrong word, but i can genuinely lay guilt on auto-correct and my french keyboard settings.

    it does kinda work the other way though doesn’t it?

  23. Jin (仁) | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:04 am |

    lol normally i would i take the blame for being absent minded and writing the wrong word, but i can genuinely lay guilt on auto-correct and my french keyboard settings.

    it does kinda work the other way though doesn’t it?

  24. Jin (仁) | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:08 am |

    uh yes. no more genocide to pretend didn’t happen, because it “didn’t.”

    not mention opening a very large rift in the time-space continuum allowing abyssal entities through that will consume the universe…

  25. Anarchy Pony | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

    Lovecraftian horrors abound.

  26. You could always wear a mask as well – then it’s performance art.

    And if it’s a political satire, then just wear a presidential mask.

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