Watch High Speed Trading in Action (CNN) (USA 2013, 3:00 MINS.)

A short news clip on computer controlled high-frequency trading focuses on the aesthetic changes to the stock-trading “floor” now that it is controlled by totally inscrutable and autonomous computers. Once boisterous “masters of the universe”, the traders now sit idly by their computers, in silence, watching algorithms thrash and arbitrage minute, momentary changes in stock prices, waiting anxiously for any signs of a glitch.