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Why You Don't Want Invisibility

 You don't actually wantthe power of invisibility. What would you do if youcould turn invisible? Most of the responses I've heard to that question are less than heroic. Many of them come downto sneaking into places you shouldn't be or borrowingstuff without asking. Of course, you could use the power of invisibility for good. It is one of the fundamental hero powers. But thinking about the scientificreality of this ability, I don't think invisibilityis something you'd even want. Like super strength and super speed, humans have fantasized about the power of invisibility for a long time. Suddenly disappearing is the subject of great novels like TheInvisible Man by H.G. Wells, the 1933 movie of the same name, and of course the masterpiece Hollow Man starring Kevin Bacon. Many of these stories have considered the consequences of turning invisible, but I think that sciencehas even more to say. So why wouldn't you wantthis classic superpower? First, what is invisibi
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