Wednesday April 27, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part V: Instant Replay


THURL: Sir, what about "butterfly effect?"

Any trading we do will affect the future.

THURL: If we make too many big-money trades in the same market, we'll slow that market down, and perhaps kill some of our big movers.

KEVYN: So... track market performance against the results we've got from the future.  You'll be able to observe "butterfly effect" in real time and compensate.

THURL: This would be easier with a decent A.I.

KEVYN: Hey, look who's gotten too lazy to do his own math with nothing but a computer.