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.  EHT has its roots in Heim Theory, a polymetric tensor theory developed in the 1950s by physicist Burkhard Heim.  Heim, a recluse disabled during WWII, made some errors in the maths underpinning his theory describing six sub-dimensions of space.  However, the works of Dröscher and Hauser have corrected those errors and moved EHT well beyond Heim’s original theory.  Their framework suggests new understandings for dark matter, dark energy and gravitation.

EHT proposes two new extremely weak gravity-like forces to be added to Newtonian gravity.  Under unique conditions these forces can be amplified and controlled in a manner analogous to superconductivity.    It is, admittedly, an outlier theory 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 this theory might have merit and that its conversion to a controllable technology may be inevitable.

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.

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 …

AIAA lecture series

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is sponsoring a dinner lecture series this month in Sacramento, California featuring a presentation by Dr. Jochem Häuser, co-author with Walter Dröscher on Extended Heim Theory. The announcement reads as follows: Dr. Häuser will be joining us from Saltzgitter, Germany, to present: Emerging Physics for Novel Field Propulsion Abstract: In this talk …

Combating effects of global warning

In a new report “Climate Change: Adapting to the Inevitable?”, published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the authors state: “Changes in climate conditions will present engineers with a wide range of challenges. These challenges relate to how existing infrastructure and buildings may need to change to function under a new climate system, and how new systems can be designed …

Tenuous connections – part 1

Hollingshead – Wallace – Dröscher/Hauser The following discussion attempts to articulate some similarities between mechanisms behind Dröscher and Hauser’s (D&H) Extende Heim Theory (EHT) and Hollingshead’s Marcus Device. Connections between the nascent EHT and Hollingshead’s unproven technology are extremely speculative yet intriguing. The inventor Marcus Hollingshead (referred to in earlier entries here and here) stated several years ago that according …

gmod and global sea levels

While waiting for the long-promised joint paper by Dröscher and Häuser a thought occurred about how gMOD might help resolve one of the most serious long-term threats of global warming… sea level rise and the displacement of tens of millions of people living in coastal communities. The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest body of ice on the planet, …

High vs Low Tc and Tajmar’s Results

In this blog’s posting of April 14, 2008, “Independent Support of Tajmar’s Theory” reported that Tajmar’s artificial gravity results appeared as temperatures approached that of low temperature (low-Tc) superconducting niobium. There was no such effect found for high-Tc superconductors composed of copper oxide compounds. Tajmar’s study did not explain why there should be such a difference, but should different mechanisms …

gMOD and the LHC

I’ve been asking my associates, who are more knowledgeable about Heim Theory, what impact the experiments being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) would have on testing the validity of Heim Theory. Remember that Droscher and Hauser’s Extended Heim Theory has been the best theoretical model of Tajmar’s gravity generation results. The LHC experiments include efforts to find supersymmetry …

Gravity Probe B, Tajmar and EHT

During this year’s AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Dröscher and Hauser presented their paper “Gravity-Like Fields and Space Propulsion Concepts” which drew comparisons between values predicted by EHT (Extended Heim Theory) and the troubled Gravity Probe B. In May the Sr. Review Committee at NASA Headquarters did not grant the Gravity Probe B team its final funding extension. …

Field effects

Hauser and Droscher’s suggested reconfiguration of Tajmar’s original “Gravito Magnetic Experiment” (often abbreviated “GME”) to one that provides propulsive fields (GME 2) for flight represents only one potential field effect of gravity modification. In a cover story on Dr. Tajmar in New Scientist magazine. Tajmar said, “Levitating cars, zero-g playgrounds, tractor beams to pull objects towards you, glass-less windows that …

Hauser and Droscher respond to Tajmar

I had missed the fact that earlier this year in a response to an early version of Tajmar’s paper on the role of helium (see June 23 entry), Jochim Hauser and Walter Droscher suggested that there are no major friction effects with helium. Since the effect is not due to the mechanical friction of rotating gases the authors suggest Tajmar’s …

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