What The Speed Of Light Means For Future Stock Markets

What The Speed Of Light Means For Future Stock Markets
technology

Communication technologies often dictate the geographical layouts of financial markets, but future developments may result in a radical realignment.

Stephen Fortune
  • 31 march 2011

BLDGBLOG reports on how an eventual computational bottleneck caused by the ever increasing rapidity of trades may necessitate a drastic refiguring of the topography of financial markers. A new report speculates upon how the speed of light will ultimately limit the efficiency of global computerized trading networks. In order to remedy this ‘light propagation delay’ ceiling the analysts table a radical solution.

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