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HyperStealth Suggests Their Quantum Stealth Camouflage Might Have Offered Better Protection During Last Week’s Attacks in Canada

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On their Facebook page, Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation wondered if their Quantum Stealth (Light Bending Material) might have offered better protection to the first responders and security personnel during last week’s terror attack in Ottawa. What do you think?

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57 Responses to “HyperStealth Suggests Their Quantum Stealth Camouflage Might Have Offered Better Protection During Last Week’s Attacks in Canada”

  1. Enchilada says:

    Sorry going to call BS on this… That’s a picture of the background printed on Plexiglas. They just held it so that the trim lined up as much as possible and took a picture. The trim lines up on the upper right, but is off a bit off to the left, and is way off on the bottom.

    If this was ACTUAL light bending material that made things “invisible” it would be a part of a super secret black project like Stealth was in the 70s and 80s.

    Hyperstealth is being Hyperbolic.

    • Snake says:

      Didn’t catch the barely there outline and face of the guy standing behind and holding the plexiglass?

      • Enchilada says:

        Ya… photoshop. It’s fake as crap.

        • Eddie says:

          Apparently they can only show what mimics the effect of their camouflage technology, as it is “TOP SECRET.” This going to be the cry that gets them more funding for this? If so, I do hope it is worth it.

          • Enchilada says:

            If it was “Top Secret” they would be denying it’s existence. They sure as hell would not be showing anything.

            Vaporware hype is what it is.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    I’m struggling to see how that would have helped…

    • Ron Dignard says:

      Agreed. Hyperstealth’s claim seems to be sensationalist marketing, and I don’t see the relevance.

    • Steven S says:

      Me too, maybe “its just a lack of imagination” on our part. lol

    • Riceball says:

      I agree, the soldier that was killed was on ceremonial guard duty so his purpose was to be seen so even if Hyperstealth’s Quantum Stealth actually works as advertised and was in use by the Canadian military this soldier wouldn’t have had it. Having this soldier wear some sort of cloaking camo would have been like having the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Marines guarding the White House doors wearing this stealth camo instead of their dress uniforms. Since the intruder was shot and killed before he got to the PM and shot no one else but that one soldier stealth/cloaking camo would have made no difference.

      • Tom says:

        Did you even read the post?

        “might have offered better protection to the first responders and security personnel during last week’s terror attack in Ottawa.”

        • Riceball says:

          Yeah, I saw that and still fail to see how it is relevant since there were only 2 casualties as a result of the shooting, the soldier on guard at the memorial who wouldn’t have benefitted at all and the shooter himself. As for the first responders and security personnel can’t see what good it would have done them since they would have been moving which would almost certainly render the cloaking largely ineffective and part of a security guard’s duty is to be seen so cloaking would be of dubious use to them.

  3. DW says:

    Real or not, Quantum Stealth hasn’t been demonstrated adequately for the targeted audience here to know if it works in any practical sense. (Some of its proposed uses – such as using quantum stealth to overcome shadowing problems in solar farms – have not only been solved with other means long ago, but actually seem to skirt the edges of outright violations of physics.)

    With this said, piggybacking on a national tragedy to drum up publicity for a product that may or may not be snake oil strikes me as …in questionable taste.

    • Archangel says:

      Just saw this after I posted my comments. Glad I’m not the only one.

      • DW says:

        Yeah, Philadelphia experiment references are one thing. Posting hand-over-fist about a supposedly classified technology (netting publicity while conveniently avoiding having to verify anything) are another.

        But stuff like this just kinda makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Here here. Poor form Hyperstealth.

    • SSD says:

      I don’t think they meant it that way. I believe that Hyperstealth genuinely believes that their product could have helped in some way to prevent the tragedy last week.

      • DW says:

        You’re probably right. Still, after something this awful, I’d hope the dictum would be ‘people before product.’ The fact that a gadget might or might not have helped shouldn’t drown out the understanding that there’s a newly grieving family out there.

    • John says:

      Agreed. Product capabilities aside, that’s deeply distasteful.

  4. Archangel says:

    Maybe it’s just Monday, but my first impression was that this is a rather unclassy attempt at profiting off a recent tragic event. All for innovation to address real risks and to improve officer safety / life safety / force protection. But seemingly capitalizing on this recent high-profile event to promote a possible application for their technology struck me as distasteful.

  5. turtleactual says:

    Stay classy hypersteath stay classy

  6. Andrew says:

    Never miss an opportunity Guy, never!

    You astound me, as always and not with your camouflage.

  7. jbgleason says:

    Sure, that is the way I would have gone. Run in to confront an armed and homicidal Jihadi with a panel of “light-bending material” in lieu of say ummm… an AR-15. On second thought, I will go with the rifle.

  8. J.H.S says:

    Truly disgraceful! Agree completely with many of the comments above!

  9. straps says:

    Jury was out on Hyperstealth. Until now. These people are opportunistic ghouls. If they’re in my Facebook feed I’ll bounce ’em post haste.

    Any number of incidents in any given week could be used to build interest or hype. But they chose the visceral fear of terror–and the collective grief over a fallen Soldier. For their gain.

    What’s more, it’s far more likely that persons cloaked in “Predatorflage” and moving in a tactically deliberate fashion will prompt confusion–and fratricide–during the chaotic early minutes of a multi-echelon/multi-agency response to an act of terror on a public facility.

    IF and when this technology is ready for prime time, there’s a way to develop interest among warfighters or public safety professionals. It obviously IS NOT, so they staged this stupid shenanigan.

  10. Felix says:

    What I think?

    Using tragic events like this so little time after they happened to advertise a product that more and more seems to be non existant?

    Bad advertising…

  11. Anon says:

    Holy shit, is that really what it looks like?

  12. Tanks and landmines may have been useful too…

  13. Rus says:

    Shame on you Guy Cramer, using a national tragedy to try drum up business…

  14. Thomper says:

    What a disgusting attempt to use an act of terrorism on our home soil to boost their public profile. If they were genuinely concerned with the well being of those responding, there are many ways to go about it. This isn’t one of them.

  15. Patrick says:

    At this rate the only people who will be buying your camouflage will be VANS to make shoes for skater kids. Have some class and stop taking advantage of a national tragedy to market something that is so up in the air nobody believes it.

  16. Craig says:

    Guy Carmer is certifiable….always has bee in my book.

    Now, with THIS statement, it seems maybe the MIL should get back the “Guy who talks to goats” and pair him with Guy Cramer. His camo was never better than 2nd rate hunting camo you’d find in Cabella’s or L.L bean, but paired with goat talker,all the surrounding barracks whispers,stories,and articles SURE to come out-if not due to Guy’s pushing & insistence at least,should make even the most publicity hungry hog fat and happy.

    Never mis a opportunity to schill your wares Mr Cramer,a Never miss a chance.

  17. Craig says:

    Just 1 more thing……….In ANY other post/discussion mentioning either “Guy Cramer” or his “Hyperstealth Camo”,particularly HERE, on the only place in the industry tht matters that HE, HIMSELF, is on and responding withing the first 3-5 posts….lest anyone badmouth his design ect.

    HE (GUY) HAS BEEN NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM ANY POSTING OR EXPLANATION HERE TODAY, ON A TOPIC THAT HAS/CAN DO MORE DAMAGE TO HIM AND HIS SALES THAN SPC Joe SnuffY SAYING HE DOESNT LIKE IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE “HUNTNG CAMO, NOT MILITARY CAMO”.

    In meetings with damage control, ready to roll out prepared statement Mr Crarmer, so all this “unfortunateness” can blow over, and we can once again concentrate on what truly maters-selling hyperstealth to as many military organizations as I possibly can. Thank You”

  18. Uniform223 says:

    holy shit here we go again

  19. Mike K says:

    Let’s not forget Guy Cramer’s other work.

    http://www.hyperstealth.com/patent-issued.html

  20. Fancy Camo, it might have been better if the cops didn’t walk up the middle of the hallway!

  21. Philip says:

    I personally have doubt it even exists…. they hock it all over the internet, touting its abilities and how it will revolutionize camouflage; yet no one outside their company has had hands on it for any kind of testing. Obscure news articles from CNN using only Hyperstealth’s cut and paste, company-approved verbage and grainy videos don’t count. Anyone with enough patience and a basic knowledge of Photoshop and AfterEffects could produce similar results with little effort.

    Just sounds like a deplorable attempt to get some PR in the wake of an incident. Pretty dick move on their part.

    • JJe says:

      Bending light, as Cramer state he does, is a Nobel Prize-level change in today phisics. Just like splitting the atom. Before few scientists splitted atom in 30-ties independently from each other, there was tons of publications, meetings etc. about atomic phisics. But after that, all publications, meetings, conferences just stoped, went silent: scientists, and governments relized, that new invention can be source of great destruction power.
      And now, Guy Cramer is advertising something on this level of importance, like it would be a Girl Gudies cookies.
      I just don’t get it.

      • SSD says:

        I have discussed this very issue and been informed that refraction is the bending of light waves. I do not agree but I’m not a scientist.

        • Dom Hyde says:

          So in effect, it’s a big Fresnel lens?

          • Chris says:

            That’s what i’m thinking, a Big Fresnel Lens, or making use of various reflective surfaces and lenses in an attempt to disguise the person/object by collecting light from behind/to the side and redirect towards the front.

        • ethan3391 says:

          Fair argument, however, if the stuff works, a panel of the material placed in front of a person or object (as seen in the picture) would reveal the person or object behind it since it does not have magical properties that allows light to pass through an opaque object.

          Then again it may be theoretically possible to to wrap a material that bends light around that same person or object thus rendering the person or object invisible. But that would require the light to be bent along the material and not strictly around or through it.

          • ethan3391 says:

            Oops, forgot to mention my lack of scientific credentials. This was just based on my basic understanding of physics.

            • Dairian says:

              How dare you bring your logic and reasoning into this discussion.

              Besides it obviously uses duplicated fragments of Harry Potter’s cloak.

  22. Reverend says:

    Bluntly, more people with firearms might have stopped this sooner. Considering it took Kevin Vickers with one to stop it when he did….

    One extra firearm in the lobby would have quelled the attack.

  23. Dave says:

    Distasteful.

  24. Rogue Male says:

    Ghoulish and stupid.

  25. Mayor Gooch says:

    This is almost like the R&D equivalent of Stolen Valor. Granted, it does not rise to the same level of offense, but it has all the same characteristics.

    1: Grandiose claims.
    2: “There’s no proof only because it’s super duper top secret classified.”
    3: Opportunism.
    4: A lack of decency.

    Now, of course I don’t think Guy Cramer deserves criminal charges or the same ass-whooping as some shitbird faking military service, but I do think he deserves to be ignored. Sometimes, I think SSD gives him spotlight to troll us. I’m just sayin’.

  26. David says:

    Vaporware. Vaporware in it’s purest form.

    Hyperstealth has been making wild unsubstantiated claims about what they can do since 2010. They put up lots of clearly manipulated images but they have yet to show any concrete evidence of the existence of a product. If as they claim this was some top secret technology they were developing then we wouldn’t know it existed at all.

    It’s all just hype.