How Algorithms Shape the Landscape

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
“the physics of culture”
“we’re designing for this kind of machine dialect”
regarding the fiber-optic cable laid between Chicago and New York, aided by bulldozers and dynamite: “that is a kind of manifest destiny, and we’ll always look for a new frontier”

related links:
2010 Flash Crash
Netflix Pragmatic Chaos code

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