Moore’s Law Applied to Dating

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

For those that haven’t the slightest clue as to what Moore’s law is, “Moore’s law is the empirical observation that at our rate of technological development, the complexity of an integrated circuit, with respect to minimum component cost will double in about 24 months.” ( Moore’s Law) In short, if you bought a computer now, you could buy one twice as fast for the same price in about two years. The conundrum is this, if computer technology keeps changing, when do you buy a computer? Well, there really is not answer except to just bite the bullet and buy one right now.

Here’s how it applies to dating. In theory, there is a perfect girlfriend (or boyfriend for the females who might be reading) out there somewhere. And with every passing moment, the chances of running into that girl/boyfriend is slightly higher. One might say that if you wait two years, the odds are significantly better (similar to Moore’s law). So what’s a guy or gal to do? And I think that’s my problem. I’m waiting for the proverbial one pound, 1GHz computer (such a computer is said to be the perfect computer because it is both small and fast, two traits that are highly desirable in a computer. This computer also happens to be a girl). Instead, I need to just “bite the bullet” (I know that sounds somewhat bad, but I’m sticking with my “Moore’s law” analogy here) and go for it.