I"m starting to suspect that the existence of time is contingent upon the expansion of the universe. In other words, were the expansion to cease, time itself would come to a halt. As we know, as space accumulates thru expansion, time also accumulates. Thus, the space/time continuum is in fact the force we know as entropy. But were the expansion to stop for some reason, it seems logical to assume that time would also stop. Thus, in the final analysis, entropy is a necessary evil, since the alternative would be stasis. Has anyone else come to the same conclusion? Would Einstein agree with this?