Welcome to the Future Market II

23:18 Mon 25 Apr 2011
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The year is 2011, and sophisticated AIs carefully watch for arbitrage opportunities, tracking/correlating/analyzing vast amounts of data at split-second speed to keep ahead of their competitors even in comparatively small arenas.

That, or overly simplistic scripting that seemed clever when it was written fails to take certain conditions into account, leading to the $23,698,655.93 (& $3.99 shipping) book.

One Response to “Welcome to the Future Market II”

  1. monsun Says:

    This story is awesome! And I’m proud that a fellow biologists figured out the reason behind it :) I’m going to repost it, so that others can enjoy it too.

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