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Singularity or Singular points may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]


  • Mathematical singularity, a point at which a given mathematical object is not defined or not "well-behaved", for example infinite or not differentiable


Complex analysis[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

  • Gravitational singularity, a region in spacetime in which tidal gravitational forces become infinite
    • Initial singularity, the gravitational singularity of infinite density before quantum fluctuations that caused the Big Bang and subsequent inflation that created the Universe




Literary studies[edit]

  • Temporal singularity, otherwise knows as a point of divergence, a concept in speculative fiction, usually an item or event triggered by an item that results in divergent narratives, in which the singularity alters the new timeline away from a prior "default" state, leaving behind a parallel universe in which the singularity did not occur; this is the basis of much of the "Alternate history" genre and may involve technology in "hard" science fiction, or may involve anything up to or including magic as the basis of the "what if?" scenario


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Video games[edit]


  • Singularity University, a California Benefit Corporation, part university, part think-tank, part business-incubator, based on Ray Kurzweil's theory of technological singularity