MIT Researcher Proposes 'Geo-Latency' as New Frontier

Alexander Wissner-Gross, research affiliate, MIT Media Laboratory

Just when it seemed innovation around lowering latency in securities trading and messaging had reached the limits of what is physically possible, a new idea may push the envelope even further.

The theory is that there are optimal intermediate trading node locations for 52 of the major global securities exchanges. They were identified by Alexander Wissner-Gross, a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Media Laboratory who holds a doctorate in physics from

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