I'm doing research on manufacturing systems and throughout my papers I need to refer to events as they approach a line t=0 which is, to within a differential slice of time, the exact present between future and past, the dissecting line. Such a word would have quantum physicists turn in their graves due to relativity I know, but I think what it means is clear enough for English.
I've read that origo may mean what I want. It seems strange that such a word doesn't exist, and I've searched for weeks. I know the word 'now' sort of means that but it's ambiguous and still represents a spacious present.
Some members suggest I add the following to the question:
My current definition of the word as it is in the paper:
A concept that will be used to discuss aspects of this paper needs to be defined. There exists a bisecting line between future and past, the immediate present line. This line has no width and, not considering the effects of relativity, is the instant in time in which all matter, process states, and information exists in the instant between “about to” and “was just”. The problem with the word “now”, apart from it being an adverb and not a noun, is that it still represents a spacious present and not the rigorous bisector between future and past. This bisector will be called the origo, from the pragmatic sense of the word. Origo means the point of departure of a perspective on a subject. Since anything in existence always has the time-based point of departure from the immediate present into the future or into the past, the origo is the universally experienced immediate present when the subject of time is considered
A sentence in the paper where I use it:
Looking at humans and other organic systems and how this problem of flexible activity execution is performed, it’s noticed that the execution plan only crystallises around the origo, where actions further ahead of the origo remain less defined and ambiguous.
An activity can be broken into a series of actions which themselves can be broken into smaller sub-actions which leads to a philosophical problem like Zeno’s paradox where this sub-dividing defines actions down to the movement of individual molecules. Since engineering is about practical problem solving and not about the conundrums of philosophy, some decision needs to be made about where the cut-off point should be. The addition of the spacious present (stage 2) Execution Phase as part of an activity life cycle solves this problem. While individual actions can sequentially cross the origo to the past, an entire activity is not completed until its final action is.
The value of the paper is not dependent on using the correct word, but it bugs me that either I'm missing something huge, or the word doesn't exist.
Thanks for the help so far guys.