Someone at the Pentagon read Shockwave Rider over the weekend

Eric Murray ericm at
Tue Jul 29 09:27:59 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:48:11AM -0500, Jamie Lawrence wrote:
> WASHINGTON - The Pentagon (news - web sites) is setting up 
> a stock-market style system in which investors would bet 
> on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the 
> Middle East. Defense officials hope to gain intelligence 
> and useful predictions while investors who guessed right 
> would win profits.

Jim Bell should have applied for a DARPA grant!

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