That’s Impossible

A series examining seemingly impossible stories and inventions from history, and the technology that could turn science fiction into reality. Each episode has a to do list, which means that if this technology were to be perfected, it would have to do certain things on the list. That’s Impossible also mentions previous attempts or possible accomplishments of said technology.

Invisibility Cloaks. The power of true invisibility may now be possible. This episode investigates classified reports that the British military recently tested an invisible battle tank using meta-materials, Jasper Maskelyne and his deception camouflage used in World War II, the Philadelphia Experiment, examines the scientific breakthroughs that may soon give us all the power of invisibility, and witnesses a remarkable demonstration of an invisibility cloak that makes a man vanish.

Real Terminators. Robots that think, move like humans and fight our wars – Real Terminators – may now be possible. At leading universities and covert government labs, robots are now being developed in man’s image; cyborgs with superhuman strength, machines that may eventually be able to make decisions, even kill on their own. But will these very robots designed to protect us ultimately turn on their masters?

Weather Warfare. The power to use tornados, hurricanes and the deadliest weather as weapons of war may now be possible. We’ll investigate reports that weather weapons are in development and reveal the technology that–in the future–could turn hurricanes, earthquakes, even tsunamis into some of the most powerful and plausibly deniable weapons of mass destruction the world has ever seen.

Eternal Life. An examination of the efforts being used to prolong life, including growing replacement body parts in a lab, creating microscopic robots which can eradicate deadly diseases, and reversing the aging process.

Death Rays and Energy Weapons. The focus of this episode shines on the death rays and energy weapons which have been used in the old science fiction movies, including laser cannons capable of downing a plane and nuclear missiles.

Mind Control. A look into the mind reading and control, including the possibility of communicating with people using only their minds with brainwave-transmission technology, and computers which can read a person’s thought.

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  1. I see this quite often “the military is 50 years ahead of the public”. People do a bit of critical thinking, if 50 years ago the military was ahead of the public by 50 years, why would they 50 years later still “just be” only 50 years ahead of us now. I think we like to delude ourselves that “no the military cant be that far ahead of us we would some how know it”, if they were 50 years ahead of us 50 years ago then chances are they are alot further ahead and this vid is but a joke to them. Just saying!

  2. more like the technological breakthroughs of tomorrow are the destructive toys that enable the US army to kill today. They probably have about 3 of these already, as army tech is really about 50 years ahead of commercial tech anyway

  3. Alex, just as they do now… with a HUD.

  4. Number One? ffs, Riker.

  5. how could a battalion move in formation if they can’t see each other? 😛

  6. So great technological breakthroughs of tomorrow are the destructive toys that will enable the US army kill in an even more cowardly fashion?