From the Mind of the Gorilla

We’re about to take a big step down the proverbial rabbit hole – I hope you’re prepared…

What’s your take on evolution?

People come from two camps, for the most part…

They either believe that through the ages, man evolved from single-celled organisms or that a Supreme Being created this world, along with mankind and the rest of the cosmos.

It’s easy to see why so many people have so many opinions as it’s hard to completely buy into either idea, seeing as they’re both just theories.

Neither is proven. Neither is like the Law of Gravity or the Law of Inertia. And while evolution gets closer and closer to being proven every day – until that time – they’re both only the opinions of much more educated men than me.

But I digress…

The reason I bring this up is because there is an interesting side to the theory of evolution that most people tend to not think about. That if the theory of evolution is true – it means we’re not the end game. That human beings are just another step in the process to our ultimate form – which is that of a machine.

I know what you’re thinking and no, we’re not talking about the plot to some science-fiction movie, we’re talking about actual scientific theory.

What some find frightening is the fact that there are already forces in motion that may make this transition a lot easier: such as the development of A.I. – or Artificial Intelligence.

For those that don’t know, A.I. is a field in computers/robotics where the machine becomes “self aware” and starts learning from its surroundings, much like humans do.

In fact, you may have heard about A.I. being mentioned in the news a lot lately – which is a good indication that there may be an investment opportunity coming our way.

In a recent Bloomberg article – they discussed the accomplishments being made in the field of A.I. and the impact it can and will have on stock trading and how one expert, Sonia Schulenburg, who holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence, is combining her research with finance.

She set up a fund in 2008 that uses a quantitative computer model to create its own buy and sell signals – and it was something that didn’t go unnoticed.

Her firm has attracted money from investors, including Peter Burt, Bank of Scotland’s former chief executive officer, and Baillie Gifford & Co., whose clients include seven of the world’s 15 largest pension funds.

Baillie Gifford partner, Michael MacPhee invested $15 Million with the new company in 2010 and had this to say about Schulenburg’s innovation…

This is definitely different because it’s dynamic. Most quant funds are pennies in front of a steamroller. This thing actually adapts, it’s intelligent.

What’s her secret?

The computer makes changes and adapts faster than its human counterparts to the markets…

Steady returns with low volatility, buying some stocks to hold and betting on others to fall by shorting them.

Not to brag– but this is something that the GorillaTrades system already does with great success as well, but let’s get back to Dr. Schulenburg’s innovation…

The fund has almost no connection to the market, so when the FTSE 100 Index rises, it doesn’t capture all the gains, but on the other side of the coin, when the bottom drops out, its losses are mitigated.

This is our future…

Our world is getting infinitely smaller by the moment.

The good news is – there are plenty of OTHER A.I. stocks for us to choose from – and if this is the way of the future – it wouldn’t hurt to keep our eyes open for these profit opportunities now.

Again, the similarities between Dr. Schulenburg’s program and theGorillaTrades platform really are hard to dismiss – if you’d like to give it a whirl – we’d love to have you with us! If not, just realize that there are a lot of innovations coming our way

Computers able to do the job of humans, robots the size of honeybees…

What’s next?

We’re already employing nanobots into warfare, and there is even talk of using these tiny robots in search and rescue.

If the world around us is going to the machines…

I better start working on my binary speak.

Somewhere, Ray Bradbury is laughing.

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” – William Pollard