Memorandum for the historical record on the emergence of metric engineering concepts.
Mine is the only one of your proposals coming in which has even a ghost of a chance of working as practical metric engineering because:
It only uses battle-tested mainstream physics, i.e. Einstein's GR, quantum theory, condensed matter physics of macro-quantum coherent order parameters described by P.W. Anderson as "More is different" that includes Andrei Sakharov's "metric elasticity" 1967 for emergent gravity as "generalized phase rigidity" of the local macro-quantum vacuum coherence order parameter. Also, unlike ALL of your proposals coming in, mine has a seamless connection with the major problems in physics today e.g. the dark energy/cosmological constant problem, the renormalization problem in quantum field theory (e.g. stability of electron under its self-charge), stability of galaxy, universal Regge slope of hadronic resonances, Ken Shoulders' "charge clusters." Dare I also mention the heretical 3 letter word "UFO"? No, I guess not. :-)
Hal Puthoff's competing program to mine, i.e. the "PV" dielectric analogy approach to GR is much further out of the mainstream and so far his published results disagree with actual empirical data. Hal tries to avoid standard tensor calculus with metrics, consequently he has yet to publish a model with a rotating source, and he has yet to show how his theory based on a special action principle can give a warp drive in the sense of Alcubierre and the recent paper by Visser et-al http://www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/gr-qc/pdf/0406/0406083.pdf
Also Hal has yet to show how an applied electromagnetic Fuv field can change his vacuum K function by a large enough amount to make a practical difference for actual metric engineering. He cannot do it using orthodox QED, the effect is too small.
Note that Visser and Lobo also make reference to dark energy in the context of a warp drive - probably first in a mainstream paper, but my two books from end of 2002 already have that idea clearly spelled out. Visser also bends over backwards to caution the reader not to get too enthusiastic about imminent technological applications since the "fact" of UFOs is denied otherwise he could not publish his paper - quite obviously.
One important technical point on Visser's latest paper on warp drive
He uses only
Guv = (8piG/c^4)Tuv
Not the equation I use which is
Guv + /\zpfguv = (8piG/c^4)Tuv
That I approximate as the pure exotic vacuum equation
Guv + /\zpfguv ~ 0
assuming G/c^4 ~ 10^-33 cm/10^19Gev
so that, with my subsidiary vacuum coherence equations
/\zpfguv >> (8piG/c^4)Tuv
Is the "metric engineering regime" of practical interest with
/\zpf controlled by an electromagnetic Au potential in a Bohm-Aharonov- Josephson gauge covariant "weak link" in the relative phase between a control macro-quantum coherent field and the vacuum coherence of virtual electron-positron pairs.
Ken Shoulders EVO data http://qedcorp.com/destiny/ExotcVacuumObjects.pdf seem to confirm this basic idea, as well as the absence of dark matter particles after 14 years of trying with only false alarms.
On Jun 22, 2004, at 11:42 AM, Marc G. Millis wrote:
PS The work is published in 3 books copyrighted and in the US Library of
The titles of these books are given in the xls, which I find extremely
difficult to understand BTW I mean what the categories even mean in some
cases. I am not used to dealing with USG bureaucratic jargon and dotting all
the i's etc. I ran into this same problem with Paul Murad at STAIF.
I appreciate the difficulty of converting one's work to fit the formats of others. Considering that I'm expecting dozens, perhaps hundreds of submissions, I need some uniform way to compare them. After I've had a chance to screen the submissions, I'll get back with you if yours needs adjustments to be considered for inclusion.