"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
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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