Technological Singularity :
the theoretical emergence of superintelligence through technological means.1 Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the technological singularity is seen as an occurrence beyond which events cannot be predicted.
Moore’s Law :
the observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years.
Clarke’s Three Laws:
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Most theorists believe the singularity will occur in the middle portion of this century. This campaign assumes a rather more conservative timeframe, as such, events will occur beginning in 2080.