An Engineering Model of Quantum Gravity
Todd. J. Desiato
It is proposed that gravitational fields may be interpreted as a variation in the relative available driving power (Watts) of the Electromagnetic, Zero-Point Field (ZPF). It is shown that variations in the relative available power are covariant with variations in the coordinate speed of light as measured by a distant observer in unaltered space-time. Gravitational time dilation and length contraction may then be interpreted as a loss of driving power from the ZPF. It is hypothesized that the loss of power is due to increased radiative damping of matter, resulting from an increase in the local relative energy density which promotes this process. The relative radiative damping factor affects the relative ground state energy of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator such that, the mean-square fluctuations in matter reproduce the behavior attributed to, and resulting from variations in the space-time metric of General Relativity (GR). From this principle, all of the variations observed by a distant observer that occur due to gravity, or space-time curvature under GR may be reproduced from the variable relative damping function acting on the harmonic oscillator. What is presented herein, is an engineering model for quantum gravity that puts gravity in the hands of engineers, who will understand this process and will potentially advance artificial gravity and anti-gravity technology from pure speculation, to achievable endeavors in our lifetime.