Invisible "Person" Closer To Reality?

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  1. Peter Kline

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    This could be the answer to your mother-in-law problems!
     
  2. Chris Souders

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    Is this how David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear? It's hinted at in the article...

    If not, or if so, can someone explain his trick any better?

    Chris
     
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    If not, or if so, can someone explain his trick any better?

    It's simply a camera trick. He moved the camera and the 'audience' was hired.
     
  5. Brian W. Ralston

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    The truth behind Copperfield's Statue of Liberty trick has already come out. The entire stage set up was designed to rotate VERY slowly. So slow that no one would be able to feel it. From the time the curtain went up...the stage rotated so the audience would be looking in a different direction. The big towers at the front of the stage framed the picture (and also rotated in synch). The coordiantion came with the helicopters that also moved slowly with the rotating stage so they would not be over the statue. The rest was added optical illusion.
     
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    Those would-be inventors always go one step too far: people, especially soldiers, cannot afford to be totally invisible (by whatever means): if they were, they would be blind. You need lightrays to be broken by your lenses and be absorbed by your retina to see - and in turn that would make at least your eyes partly visible.

    Cees
     
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    Been there, done that.

    James Bond already has that car.

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