Monday, August 03, 2009

Three developments of concern for civilisation

1. The New York Stock Exchange is building a new datacenter, which will allow computers to trade against each other at faster rates than hitherto known.

2. The bears have worked out how to open the bear-proof jars.

3. Argentine Ants have created a global colony.

Doubtless there is a snowclone in each of these stories, which might distract us from the our collective sense of impending terror, albeit briefly.

Happy Tuesday.

With thanks to Tony Siu for the scary news about the NYSE.


Hans Versluys said...

Does that mean stock market bubbles and crashes will happen within nanoseconds of each other? Who will notice?

Peter in Dundee said...

If a market falls in the datacenter and there is nobody there to hear it, does it make a sound?

The Argentine ants are obviously the work of a clandestine Galtieri inspired revenge on Britain for defending Las Malvinas. 'At last they have noticed our revenge! Bwaahaaahaa!'.