Brent:
and where is the decimal point?
JM

On 6/2/10, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>
> Hey Bruno, how'd you like a seven figure salary (in USD).
>
> Brent
>
> -------- Original Message --------
>
> Something like this is happening these days, or it seems so 
> :-)http://christianmarks.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/mathematical-logic-finds-unexpected-application-on-wall-street/
>
> Somedody, in [FOM], wrote: "It's obvious that ordinals are what you need in 
> game theory to
> represent
> ever-more complex versions of "I know that he knows that (I know X, He knows 
> I know X, I
> know
> he knows I know X, ...)" which is just omega+2 as an ordinal, so if you have 
> a war between
> competing
> algorithms trying to outguess each other then this can be interpereted in the 
> ordinals.
> But I can't believe
> that a competent mathematician and programmer who understands this concept 
> and ordinal
> notations
> up to, say, Gamma_0 will gain any insight useful in financial practice from 
> the more
> arcane systems
> of ordinal notations."
>
> s.
>
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