Bill Gates Applies for Anti-Camera Technology Patent

By Carlton Purvis, Published Apr 24, 2014, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Cameras are going up everywhere, so it was only a matter of time until people would anticipate a market for anti-camera technology. There’s already hundreds of forums online dedicated to spotting cameras, beating them or just destroying them. But in the future there may be a commercial product to help avoid them, brought to you by a group of inventors that includes Bill Gates.

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Comments (6)

Is seems possible someone like Gates could seek a patent such as this (so broad in scope) simply to prevent others from obtaining a similar patent.

Have you ever wondered, with all the geniuses out there and all the shameless patent trolls trying to register everything they can think of, what kind of device (besides highly specialized and esoteric components) could actually be novel enough to recieve a patent these days? This one might be just that kind of device. But although it sounds great, what an implementation nightmare it would be making it work even close to reliably...People would not be forgiving.

Just imagine being in the middle of typing an IPVM members only post as Undisclosed B, when for no apparent reason the screen gets obfuscated by 'Ducks and Bunnies'. I better see George Freakin' Orwell himself with a Go Pro on his head leaning over my shoulder, not some Boutique dummy camera from across the street with a conservatively estimated FOV and corresponding PPF!

@Adam - Is Gates just trying to get it so no one else can? Its possible but I believe you have a year to actually create the device or it can go back into the wild, so it might be more risky to define and build a proto-type that could knocked-off than to do nothing...

I already own this patent, it's implementation can be found here:

That tin-foil suit is fine for indoor applications, but do you make an outdoor version?

It can turn inside-outside just like no tomorrow. But if you want less anxieties, stay out of the way of thunderstorms, or you will become like superhero!

I'm still working on the IP66 version. So far, Tony Stark hasn't returned any of my calls.

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