Hey All, I was wondering if anyone had ever done any work on the P v NP problem that involved expressing P = NP as a limit I am sure there are 1001 "proofs" submitted every day to official boards at math institutes so I thought I would come here to get a handle on the state of the problem of P and NP. My reasoning tells me that at some point in time P will equal NP because our ability to solve problems right now is limited. If you imagine in thousands or millions of years, if we are still around surely given the rate at which we solve problems and invent technology we would be able to solve anything as quickly as we can verify it now. Bare with me I know this sounds like hocus pocus. The RSA used to pay money if members of the public could factorize huge numbers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_Factoring_Challenge They actually had to make a few payouts because by harnessing the CPUs of thousands of machines they could compute the factors in about 6 months, despite it being computationally infeasible. Given the rate at which CPUs get more powerful and given that they haven't been around very long is it feasible to say that at some point in time we will be able to factorize huge numbers as quickly as we can verify them? Is it fair to say that at some point in time P = NP - is there any school of thought regarding this?