The Approaching Singularity
This short paper presents a concept involving time and technology, that will seem to make “time stand still.” It involves the nature of technology and how it affects our lives. If we define Q' as a non-dimensional measure of the quality and quantity of technology in our lives, in general, it can be said that Q' has increased over time. But more than that, the rate of Q' has increased over time, becoming dramatically faster recently. Recall that in Alvin Toffler's, Future Shock, as a individual, we become overwhelmed by the technological advances. This paper proposes a limit in time, where technology becomes so advanced that time is not only an illusion, but meaningless. This event is brought about by the operation of time machines, which can travel into the future and retrieve more advanced technology and return it to the present. This cycle of advancing and returning with better technology continues until the singularity is reached.