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post #21 of 23
Interesting piece on DARPA, the folks who brought us this loony idea (as well as the Internet):
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/21...g_DARPAP.shtml

Includes this pretty funny line: ''We already have a technology that cheaply, effortlessly controls people,'' said Koch. ''It is called television.''
post #22 of 23
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Floyd Norris had a good column about this subject in the Times yesterday. He mentioned that they never uncovered any solid evidnece about airline stocks being shorted pre-9/11. Also, as it turns out, there is already a way to bet on future world events, at http://www.tradesports.com

You can place bets on Osama bin Laden, Iraq, et al. So it appears that Poindexter and the rest of the brain trust that cooked this up are not only guilty of bad taste, but quite possibly of plagiarism as well...
post #23 of 23
Actually, I've read that the project was based on the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist and similar to the Iowa Electronics Market: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iem/.

Here's another article somewhat sympathetic to the DARPA snafu:
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/21...rogramsP.shtml

Here is a link to a pretty interesting segment on the subject on The Connection: http://www.theconnection.org/shows/2...804_a_main.asp
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