- Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:45 pm
Some random thoughts on the subject:
Hypercompressed mass, or an area of matter compressed to 'universe, pre-Big Bang' pressure and density, would be able to hold enough 'gravitons' to create an artificial gravitational field. But that brings up the interesting question of how you would be able to gather and compress enough matter to have sufficient gravity, and keep it compressed. It would take about the same amount of mass as the planet Mercury, or at least the moon, for a much smaller field. Plus, the question also arises on how to convert the mass's gravity into "anti-gravity", which I believe may be similar to diverting a magnetic field, just a matter (hehe, pardon the pun) of selected magnetic shielding, like a laser in a house of mirrors, or better yet, in a sphere of mirrors. If you can make a vacuum with magnets, you can isolate a magnetic field, because there's no matter for the field to transfer through! And besides, the fourth dimension is time. Time is a derivative of distance, which is a derivative of the first three dimensions (according to Einstein, that is, when he said that it was relative), and is therefore not a true dimension. Sorry, guys. It's a misperception of existence.