Star Trek introduced us to communicators, automatic doors and cloaking devices, which gave rise to Stealth Technology, making fighter planes and bombers invisible to radar.
Harry Potter used a Cloak of Invisibility as well as the cartoon-to-movie action-packed G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Weaving the invisible thread: design of an optically invisible metamaterial fibre
Alessandro Tuniz,* Boris T. Kuhlmey, Parry Y. Chen and Simon C. Fleming
Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006,