Invisibility Shield Company has created an actual invisibility shield designed entirely to hide a person (or object) from view. While it isn't quite the invisibility cloak we've all been dreaming of, it's still some impressive technology! The technology behind it is remarkably simple. It doesn't require a power source or anything beyond the rigid material itself. Instead, the invisibility shield works by deflecting light around the subject using a "precision-engineered lens array," according to the company's Kickstarter page. More plainly, it relies on an ocular phenomenon called lenticular lensing. With the shield, a series of thin, cylindrical lenses are arranged on a surface to create this array. As the company explains, "Each shield uses a precision-engineered lens array to direct much of the light reflected from the subject away from the observer, sending it sideways across the face of the shield to the left and right." In short, it reflects the light so much that the subject behind the shield seems to disappear. It's not a perfect process. The shield doesn't replicate the scene behind the subject exactly. Instead, it created a hazy blur that makes it hard for the human eye to process. "The shields perform at their absolute best against uniform backgrounds such as foliage, grass, rendered walls, sand, sky, and asphalt," the Kickstarter page explains. "Backgrounds with defined horizontal lines work really well too, and these can be natural features such as the horizon or man-made features like walls, rails or painted lines." They're on track to produce multiple sizes over the new few months. The folks at Invisibility Shield Company hope to offer two sizes of this incredible new technology — a smaller one that's 8.3 by 12 inches (21x31 cm) and the full-size invisibility shield measuring 37.4 by 25.6 inches (65x95 cm).