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.

more on eht

I’ve been asked what direct connection there is between EHT (Extended Heim Theory) and Dr. Tajmar’s work.  Such descriptions are beyond me to generate, though I can relate the writings of others.  So let me refer you to comments made recently on the PhysOrg public message board by Duane J. Oldsen.  Duane seems to have a good handle on the issues …

is gmod green?

As in the debate over biofuels, the total “environmental accounting” for a new technology should be taken into consideration before declaring one method as environmentally superior or more beneficial than another.  We will look at the possible environmental drawbacks of gMOD (from ore extraction to disposal) at another time.  Today I’d like to focus upon its environmental benefits for transportation. …

spaceport duluth

One of the most often described purposes suggested for gravity modification is space travel.  Space travel suggests the establishment of a spaceport and spaceports are actually common.  They currently exist in California (California Spaceport and Mojave Airport), Alaska (Kodiak Launch Complex), Florida (Kennedy), Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas .  Plans are also in various stages of development for Wisconsin (Sheboygan) and …

More on Dröscher and Hauser

In the short version of the paper, <a href = “http://www.hpcc-space.de/publications/documents/AIAA5595JCP2007DarkAbbreviated.pdf”>”Advanced Propulsion Systems from Artificial Gravitational Fields”</a>, Walter Dröscher and Jochem Hauser discussed how they would reconfigure Tajmar’s apparatus to reflect one of their earlier designs that had previously employed fermionic coupling under a 25 Tesla magnetic field. Their paper was published through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics …

why gmod?

I’ve recently changed the title of this blog to “gMOD: gravity modification”.  Why gMOD?  First, it stands for “gravity modification”.  The traditional use of the term “antigravity” has been a hinderance to earnest researchers.  Dr. Ron Koczor of the Science Directorate, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center knows about choosing the terminology to match your audience.  During an interview with him for …

earth tech international begins replication study

Earth Tech International of Austin Texas has <a href=”http://www.earthtech.org/experiments/tajmar/”>begun studies </a>to replicate Dr. Tajmar’s artificial gravity experiments.  ETI is a privately funded research organization dedicated to the exploration of new frontiers in physics.  ETI’s key principal is Dr. Harold Puthoff. Theory papers: archive abstracts, downloadable papers, background notes can be found HERE. Experiment papers: archive abstracts and downloadable papers can …

Tajmar Files Patent for a Gravity Generator

Dr. Tajmar has now filed an international patent for a Gravity Generator.  In this article (in German) he discusses the the potential micro-gravity (millionth of a “g”) generator.  He wants to build a milli g generator, which produces a field of a thousandth of the Earth’s gravitational force, in five years.

update on ESA gravity research

In a recent private correspondence with Dr. Martin Tajmar, the principle investigator of the ESA study, he called attention to a recent version of his publication stating that results do compare favorably with independent tests obtained by the Canterbury Ring Laser Group and data from the Gravity-Probe B satellite. All “background noise” analyzed so far are at least 3 orders of …

Gravity Modification Discussion Points

The topic of “gravity modification” elicits both skepticism and disbelief.  Inappropriately confused with science fiction, the subject has been intensely studied for years both by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Now, a three-year study and its follow-up indicate that the artificial generation of local gravity effects is possible. The resultant ability to modify gravity locally might lead to …

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