Does it strike anyone else as odd that someone would build the largest yacht in the history of the world but wants to make sure that no-one can take a picture of it.
…the boat’s most unusual feature is perhaps the anti-paparazzi “shield”.
Infrared lasers detect the electronic light sensors in nearby cameras, known as charge-coupled devices. When the system detects such a device, it fires a focused beam of light at the camera, disrupting its ability to record a digital image.
The beams can also be activated manually by security guards if they spot a photographer loitering.
Is it just me, or does this guy have too much money. Somebody please tell Mr. Abramovich that James Bond was really make believe.
Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht – Wired Gadget Lab (Sept. 21, 2009)
Roman Abramovich zaps snappers with laser shield – Times Online (Sept. 20,2009)