Nike One 2022
Nike One 2022
Nike / Gran Turismo Collaboration
The Nike One 2022 is the epitome of blue sky creative brand expression. A vehicle designed from the inside out around a human as the control and power center. Conceptualized as training equipment for the track.
EMC2—Eletro-Magneto-cumunetics, Version 2: Nike Global Patent
The super efficient transfer and storage of kinetic energy to usableelectromagnetic energy. Service Release 2.
In 2012, The Nike Sports Research Lab developed the first so-called Spark Suit.Essentially a wearable generator, it used nano-ion pumps to convert anymovement—running, walking, even breathing, into usable electricity. A newgeneration of Microbatts and Microcaps made it possible to capture and storethis electricity for later use. This technology has affected geo-politicsworldwide and seen various applications in the sport world, especially asevidenced in a new vehicle called the Nike ONE.
The Spark Suit was essentially an accident. Originally developed as a trainingcounterpart to Nike’s Swift Suit, it was designed to strategically impedemovement. Internally called the Slow Suit, the idea was that strategicimpedance would build muscle mass and improve coordination—Like the weightsused by baseball players in an on-deck circle. This clothing would subtly andstrategically strengthen and hone an athlete’s muscles.
The year was 2002 and Nanotechnology was in its infancy. Perhaps the greatestdesign challenge that Nike faced was in bleeding off the charge that inevitablybuilt up around the nano-ion pumps. These microscopic bio-machines convertkinetic energy (movement) into tiny charges that cross potassium-sodiumpathways by the mech-version of saltatory action—basically a muscle cell inreverse. Muscle cells generate tremendous heat. Since our bodies have anincredibly sophisticated system for dissipating heat, the early versions of theSpark Suit tried to utilize the body’s natural mechanism for thermoregulation.They were brutally hot. As the effectiveness of the nano-pumps increased, thethermoregulation solutions had to keep pace. Nike designers experimented with amethod that turned the electricity into light—hence the name Spark Suit. Theseversions were incredibly bright, as energy was bled off via fiber-optic pulses.10 years in development, the Spark suit looked to be doomed to obscurity.
Microbatts & Microcaps
Fortunately, Nike’s research was synchronous with the development ofultra-efficient, superconducting batteries and capacitors—so-called Microbattsand Microcaps. When Nike designers made the connection that there was no needto dissipate the energy—that they could effectively store and transfer it—arevolution in product design was perhaps the smallest result.
Within a few years, global energy policy was turned on its head. N.O.P.E.C, theNew Organization of Power Exporting Countries quickly replaced O.P.E.C aspetroleum reserves dwindled and extraction became too costly to justify. Anynation with an active populace could become a world power. The so-called“sportocracies” gained prominence as countries slow to catch the EMC2 wave sawfossil-fuel powered industries fail against the comparatively cheapbio-lectricity. Even a small country with 300 million people could capture 20terawatts per day, more than enough to power heavy industrial concerns likeautomotive manufacturing. As individuals became their own power source, obesityrates world-wide dropped drastically. Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, andtype 2 adult-onset diabetes were effectively eliminated.
Nike, while releasing intellectual property rights for the good of the planet,has stayed in the business of product design.
The Nike ONE
Their new EMC2 vehicle—the Nike ONE, uses the next generation of the E-Suitcombined with heel mounted Microcaps and internal Microbatts to power its HEPdrive (Human Energy Potential) with speeds up to 230 MPH. Because the vehicleis powered solely by an individual’s personal energy reserves, transferred tothe Microbatts from prior training sessions, combined with their ability tocreate energy on-the-fly, a new breed of athlete has arisen. Intense mentalfocus, combined with the need for tremendous physical stamina and a uniqueblend of fast/slow twitch muscle fibers, make those who master the Nike ONEamongst the most respected athletes on the planet.
Training to compete in the Nike ONE at an elite level is legendarily intense.Foundational methods follow the basic tenets now familiar to users of Nike’sEMC2 products. Specifically, focused neuromuscular control training to recruitadjacent/local muscle groups (plyometrics) combined with strategic high-loadstrength training. Intensive cardio work is recommended to improve theefficiency of aerobic respiration. Meanwhile, elite drivers of the Nike ONEhave been known to pursue intensive regimens aimed at building tolerance tolactate, a harmful byproduct of anaerobic respiration. This is commonlyreferred to as pain-training, or PT, and is NOT RECOMMENDED for any but themost serious competitors. PT Methods include sitting against a wall for hourson end, repeated deep lunges while carrying enormous weights, and so-calledmicro-methods, like standing on the tips of your toes or hanging by the handsfrom a bar for hours at a time.
About the Car
Drivers of the Nike ONE describe it as a cross between wearing a machine andbeing a machine. Control, acceleration and braking is achieved with the largemuscle groups of the legs and arms, similar to working on gym trainingequipment vs. traditional wrist and ankle movements. The driver controls arecentered around a gyroscopic cyber-throttle which integrates cornering,acceleration and braking in a single mental motion. The mind-machine interfaceuses one non-invasive bio-port at each hand to connect neurotransmitters in thebrain to neuro-tranceivers in the vehicle CPU. All controls feature the latestgeneration Supersensortm components enabling micro-resolute command-calls formaximum efficiency in breaking, acceleration and cornering. Drivers say ithelps them make tiny adjustments in speed and direction, and contributes totheir overall feeling of connection, power and oneness.
The Nike ONE utilizes heads-up display with race line tracking, energyreserves, etc… NikeMax Optics Smart Glass that adjusts color to conditions foroptimal contrast and clarity, Hub-less MMIW micro-motor-in-wheel,carbon/titainium weave flex frame/suspension, active aero, variable profile regrindtires (motorcycle-like strait line profile and racing slick-like corneringprofile) combined with active camber/caster, Nike SHOX seat suspension to namea number of the high-end innovations.
The Nike One 2022 was designed in collaboration with Sony for Gran Turismo 3 as the epitome of blue sky creative brand expression. A vehicle designed from the inside out around a human as the control and power center. Conceptualized as training equipment for the track.
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