9:13 Restate my assumptions

dialog transcript of Darren Aronofsky movie “Pi”. I've always loved the movie and I think this is one of the best parts (the beginning) of it:

Restate my assumptions.

One: Mathematics

is the language of nature.

Two: Everything around us

can be represented and

understood through numbers.

Three: If you graph the numbers

of any system, patterns emerge.

Therefore, there are patterns

everywhere in nature.


The cycling

of disease epidemics;

the wax and wane

of caribou populations;

sun spot cycles;

the rise and fall of the Nile.

So, what about

the stock market?

The universe of numbers that

represents the global economy.

Millions of hands at work,

billions of minds.

A vast network, screaming

with life. An organism.

A natural organism.

My hypothesis:

Within the stock market,

there is a pattern as well…

Right in front of me,

hiding behind the numbers.

Always has been.

I just wanted to share this with who-ever is reading this.

I decided today that RTD4 should be ready before 1 / 9 / 2006, so I've set the launch date to 1 septembr 2006: in Belgium the first school-day after summer holiday.

I had a lame day: the only thing I did was impleting a sound engine in RTD4, and finishing the travel engine. It works quite nice at the moment.

When I see the work to be done I get a little demotivated… but I have to finish the project in time!]]>

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