Nomadic residences above Minneapolis

How will we design cities when floating residences can roam, block light and view?

Micro gravity generators

Capable of generating microgravity fields for medicine, industry and labs.

Flyways

Commuters following 3D flyways in/out of downtown.

gMOD drones.

Delivery of physical goods mimicking the delivery of packetized data.

Large gravity generators

Three ton generators developing as much thrust as a space shuttle engine.

Creating the discipline of gravity design.

Gravity Modification (abbreviated to gMod) is a site devoted to a new design discipline, gravity design, based upon the theoretical capability to manipulate gravity-like fields.  The goal of this site is to discuss new opportunities in product design, transportation design, architecture, cityscapes, sporting goods, medical technologies, fitness training, energy production, and much more.

The existence of gravity-like fields has been proposed by Drs. Jochem Hauser and Walter Dröscher in their writings about Extended Heim Theory (EHT).  EHT expands the work of Einstein and has its roots in Heim Theory, developed in the 1950s by physicist Burkhard Heim.

EHT proposes two new particles carrying gravity-like forces that could underly both “dark energy” and “dark matter”.  It is, admittedly, an outlier theory and not widely known but could provide a basis for generating gravity-like fields (both attractive and repulsive) here on Earth and propellantless propulsion for space vehicles.   As Hauser and Dröscher have pointed out, a set of skills and techniques will be required for gravity engineers once experiments currently underway yield positive results.  So too for designers once design parameters can be refined and converted into prototypes.

51fglg6F1RL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_The book, “Introduction to Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology of Gravity-Like Fields” was released on Nov. 25, 2015, one hundred years to the day from the presentation by Albert Einstein of his General Theory of Relativity to the members of the Royal Prussian Academy of Science in Berlin.

It can be found at this link from Amazon.

Were this nascent theory without experimental evidence we might relegate it to one of dozens of constructs that go beyond the “standard model” of physics. However, new interpretations of experiments by NASA, findings about the nature of “dark matter” in galaxies, and experiments generating the equivalent gravitational effect of a white dwarf star in the laboratory suggest that not only might this theory be plausible but also that its conversion to a reproducible technology may be imminent.

As with any new discipline, establishing sets of tools and methods for designers is important. For graphic designers and writers, advancements in desktop publishing and self-publishing have built new markets for niche publications and given designers greater control of the end product.  For product designers, new digital tools for visualization, 3D modeling, 3D printing and online payments have similarly led to the “disintermediation” between designers and consumers.

The toolset for gravity designers has yet to be determined but will likely arise from other current design practices.  The wide ranging impact of the ability to manipulate fields that can levitate, repel, shield and propel has such great potential for social and economic change that well-considered forethought by designers must occur.  Without such forethought the “creative destruction” (as coined by J. Schumpeter) of a rapidly evolving breakthrough technology can be destabilizing.

This site is for those designers with the interest (and patience) to discuss how best to apply current methodologies to a new opportunity. Such advances require not just borrowing from a wide range of disciplines (a multidisciplinary approach) but the purposeful breaking of distinctions between established disciplines. Rather than relying upon a crossing or bridging of models, procedures, research and programs (an interdisciplinary approach), it requires development and maturation of merged models, establishment of open discussion and dialogue, and outreach unique to its own encompassing and new set of requirements. That is, it requires a true transdisciplinary approach.

Gravity2_0My thoughts on the scope of this new discipline were expressed in the book “Gravity 2.0” and included backgrounds on the science.

Link to a preview of this book by going to Interactive Preview or purchase the book and also receive a version of my article for the Journal of Space Exploration.

Were this nascent theory without experimental evidence we might relegate it to one of dozens of constructs that go beyond the “standard model” of physics. However, new interpretations of experiments by NASA, findings about the nature of “dark matter” in galaxies, and experiments generating the equivalent gravitational effect of a white dwarf star in the laboratory suggest that not only might this theory be plausible but also that its conversion to a reproducible technology may be imminent.

As with any new discipline, establishing sets of tools and methods for designers is important. For graphic designers and writers, advancements in desktop publishing and self-publishing have built new markets for niche publications and given designers greater control of the end product.  For product designers, new digital tools for visualization, 3D modeling, 3D printing and online payments have similarly led to the “disintermediation” between designers and consumers.

Pioneer Anomaly Solution Undercuts MOND, MiHsC but not EHT

For those not in the know, MIT’s Technology Review reports that a new computer model of the way heat is emitted by various parts of the Pioneer spacecraft and reflected off others, finally solves one of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics. By using a computer modeling technique called Phong shading to work out exactly how the emitted heat from the …

spesif_2011

Gravity 2.0 was mentioned at the 2011 SPESIF Conference held March 15-17 at the University of Maryland. The presenter, Dr. Jochem Hauser, was presenting a paper for the American Institute of Physics on Extended Heim Theory (the physics focus of my book) and has been very generous in his time to review my book before publication.  The conference was organized …

Gravity 2.0 – the book

Gravity 2.0 explores the design opportunities found in a unique and evolving theory of quantum gravity. If confirmed, it will dramatically change – and possibly save – our world. Gravity 2.0 Design Strategies for a Gravity Modified World by Gregory Daigle ISBN-10: 0615447651 epub version ISBN-13: 978-0-615-44765-0 epub version Read a preview of the book before purchasing. When ready to …

Gravityship Flyways

In May of 2009 I made the first mention of an upcoming book on gravity modification for designers. After several delays I would like to announce that the book was published in digital format and available for Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and on iTune’s iBooks for the iPhone and iPad in March of 2011. See the next post …

Emerging Physics – Part 2

Ordinary and Non-Ordinary Matter, Imaginary Matter and Space Drives – Part 2 of Emerging Physics In the paper “Emerging Physics for Novel Field Propulsion Science”, Drs. Jochem Hauser and co-author Walter Dröscher delve deeper into their descriptions of ordinary and non-ordinary matter. In Extended Heim Theory (EHT) Ordinary Matter (OM) describes all messenger particles (gauge bosons) including the graviton, photon, …

Black Swans: GME-2 And Orbo

“Black swans” are the extraordinary exceptions of scientific discovery most likely to increase economic competitiveness and cause profound shifts in our ordered world.  On November 21 I presented at MinneBar, the Minnesota Bar Camp’s “unconference” on the topic of black swans. It was held at the corporate headquarters of Best Buy in Minneapolis. After a little background on myself and …

New D&H paper on Gravitational Field Propulsion… a must read

Walter Dröscher and Jochem Hauser have published a new paper for the 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit and Dr. Hauser presented it last month in Denver, Colorado. The title is “Gravitational Field Propulsion” and it is accessible at: http://www.hpcc-space.de/publications/documents/AIAA-2009-5069-885Gravitational_Field_Propulsion.pdf . Be sure to read the corrections here: http://www.hpcc-space.de/ It is to date the most comprehensive and complete overview …

A Clean Energy excerpt from gMOD – The Book

There are several companies working on prototype wind power plants to capture the ambient energy in high altitude wind. Integrated into inflatable balloons the wind plants are floated aloft to altitudes as high as 12,000 meters above ground level. A recent global assessment of wind power at high altitudes has shown that the highest wind power densities are near 10,000 …

Emerging Physics for Novel Field Propulsion

Last month Dr. Jochem Häuser gave his talk at the Aerospace Museum of California on McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, CA. The topic of his talk was “Emerging Physics for Novel Field Propulsion”. A full version of his supporting paper was co-authored with Dr. Walter Dröscher. The paper reviews their novel concepts that might lead to advanced space propulsion …

Passive Manipulation of Gravito-Photons with Metamaterials?

In H.G. Wells’ novel The First Men in the Moon a scientist discovers “cavorite”, a mineral impervious to gravity that can also shield other materials from its effects. The search for materials with the ability to modify gravity have long been considered science fiction. But recently a paper by Minter, Wegter-McNelly and Chiao suggested that hypothesized High Frequency Gravity Waves …

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