To very clear: there really are a lot of opportunities and challenges coming our way!
In high-frequency financial trading, the distance between IT servers can make a difference of nanoseconds and therefore be decisive for multi-million dollar deals. To stay ahead of the game, you just might have to rocksaw through mountains instead of taking the easy way around them, in order to shorten the cable connection between servers.
Whether people criticize or applaud these biotech-enthusiasts' optimism: the pill for eternal healthy life for all mankind is (simply and unfortunately) not in store yet.
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