"To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer."
This is a classic sci-fi term for any of the various forms of artificial gravity (where gravity could be a push or a pull).
Frank Herbert actually thought about a kind of clothing like this - see the entry for gravity web from his 1969 novel Whipping Star.
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