Since time began mankind has had a fascination with gravity and how to defy or even control it. The dream of flying was at one stage just that, a dream, considered impossible. Nowadays however people can fly around the world to visit exotic countries around the world at their leisure and think that it’s a normal thing. So what comes next?
Well the obvious answer that comes to mind is antigravity as we are drawn to memories of science fiction writing and movies, but what about super gravity? Or even being able to create gravity beams?
Today that may also just seem like a dream that people discount as impossible or stupid, but all scientific discoveries were once considered impossible. I mean if you went back in time and told people they would be able to watch moving people inside tiny little devices we carry around would they believe you? I don’t think so, they may even go so far as to lock you away as crazy or burn you for being a witch. But many people now watch YouTube on their phones when they are bored and its we think nothing of it.
Antigravity in a sense isn’t the means of resisting gravity however, because many different methods of levitation and flight are now possible. Antigravity is the act of eliminating gravity altogether and not needing to use force to propel something from the ground.
In the news of late is the Higgs Boson, the elementary particle which supposedly gives matter mass. If this particle could be manipulated like electrons, protons or neutrons the possibility of a Higgs Boson beam wouldn’t be unexpected. If that were the case the possibility of controlling gravity doesn’t seem so far fetched.
The proportion of Higgs Bosons, if controlled could make matter have more or less mass without the use of an outside force. And as gravity’s strength is proportional to the mass of matter, the gravity of an object could be controlled at will. This would have enormous implications in the development of new technology.
Not only would planes be able to be feather light and use less fuel, but also athletes would be able to train in multiple times gravity conditions. Or even further into the future a small device which would allow your weight to be controlled for those times you want to be able to just float away. Who knows what the future could hold.
You may have thought in the previous paragraph, hey that sounds a lot like the stuff that happens in dragon ball z. (It’s a popular anime if anyone doesn’t know what I’m talking about.) And yes super strength, flight and training at 100 times gravity are all featured, but maybe it’s all just the work of new technology using Higgs Bosons. Super strength: By decreasing the mass of the things around you, you can display miraculous feats of strength with minimal effort. Flight: By decreasing your own mass to zero you would merely need to kick off the ground and float away. And the training, well that’s to develop muscles so people don’t suspect you of being aliens with amazing new technology.
Just a link to a video showing some super gravity and antigravity in dragon ball z: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVIu-MMcQQ4