I understand what they are trying to describe, but I am pointing out how simple, how "basic," of an application it is.
With regards to the plane reference, it is just a matter of putting a camera outside of the plane, something that many planes have already, and just displaying it on the floor rather than a television or headset. With regards to the other applications, it would eventually be possible, but certainly overkill and relatively expensive.
As for the surgeon example, it really is not feasible, at least not in the truly "invisible" way. Many surgeons already utilize an optical system of sorts and all this would do would display it over the patient rather than the normal monitor/screen/headset.
As for the enforcement examples, you need to consider how much equipment is involved, the requirements of such equipment, and the required angle of sight. Unless you are looking sraight at the projected image, it will immediately be noticeable. Likewise, this is a purely visual measure; wars are being fought through computer screens, without any need for a direct, physical observation.
You knock the "Star Trek fed iedeas," applications that are in progress (bending/altering light), and then talk about how this will improve over time to not even require the projector or camera. I believe those were the original points; this is a "cheap" optical illusion of invisibility - just projectors, folks - and there are
real attempts being made to produce real or much more advanced forms of "invisibility" - things that work on the properties of light and that do everything internally.
This, at least what they have, is a simple optical trick.
Edit: It would be a nice applications of an interface or display, but it does not make anything invisible.
Noting this would be like watching a television show of a televisions inside,
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