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anthony rodriguez

Owner, Rodriguez Engineering Services, INC.

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If a octopus can blend into its background almost perfectly.. Why cant we use that technology in our lives? Military, scientific, etc..

If a octopus can blend into its background almost perfectly.. Why cant we use that technology in our lives? Military, scientific, etc..

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    Sep 26 2012: It's not cost effective for military operations. And it really doesn't serve a usefull purpose with today's weapons technology.

    As John mentioned, it has been replicated, but is only effective if the "target" is not moving. Military operations require mobility, and once the target starts moving it can be tracked. So even if it stops again and tries to "hide", if the enemy knows where it stopped, you can still "shoot" it.

    If an octopus's predator was watching the octopus before it stopped, then the octopus "disappeared", the predator could still swim over to it and kill it.
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    Sep 26 2012: ..
    Shouldn't we take a step back & ask how the octopus got the ability ?
  • Sep 26 2012: The principle can and has been replicated but it's very hard to implement in vehicles and clothing and it won't fool IR, radar and heatseekers.

    Note that an octopus will stand out when it moves fast enough.