The nice thing about exponential processes is that everything stays the same. If, a year ago, I could assume that processing power would double during the development of my bloated application, I can assume that now as well, so long as processing power keeps increasing exponentially with time. This is why it's so hard for people to deal with the ending of exponential processes: they son't deal with change very well.

It's also why the whole 'singularity' thing is junk: exponential processes don't, in fact, approach a singularity.

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