Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Abrupt rise of new machine ecology beyond human response time

What it says on the tin - pretty interesting concept, really. You can model high-frequency trading algorithms as predators and prey depending on their speed, and the ecological model makes a lot of sense. But as these predators are merely proxies to the benefit of their human masters, and since it's difficult to envision a set of circumstances where that fact could possibly change, the title is a little ... sensational.

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