Harry Potter? No, Panther Moderns! 2003 Feb 06

Scientist invents Harry Potter invisibility cloak got posted to a mailing list I’m on. My response was:

Harry Potter my ass. That’s a Panther Moderns Chameleon Suit!

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“Go,” he said. The Hosaka had accessed its array of libraries, journals, and news services. The precis began with a long hold on a color still that Case at first assumed was a collage of some kind, a boy’s face snipped from another image and glued to a photograph of a paint-scrawled wall. Dark eyes, epicanthic folds obviously the result of surgery, an angry dusting of acne across pale narrow cheeks. The Hosaka released the freeze; the boy moved, flowing with the sinister grace of a mime pretending to be a jungle predator. His body was nearly invisible, an abstract pattern approximating the scribbled brickwork sliding smoothly across his tight one piece. Mimetic polycarbon.

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And here and now it is slowly coming to pass.

Welcome to the future.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 5:58am in 2003 in February. The 6th was a Thursday. You are reading this 17 years later. Comment. There are no comments Tweet. Send email. It has no hastags.

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