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Neuro-financial implants

Surgical Implant to prevent overleverage
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If you want to work in the financial sector, you should have to accept an implant (hormonal, electrical or mechanical) that puts you in more pain the more overleveraged you are.

This will require a simple WiFi or cellular bridge to collect the data, and some sort of transducer that causes pain.

1:3 or 1:5 seems like a sensible threshold. 1:10 should have you in agony, and 1:35 should have knocked you unconscious back around 1:20.

pacotelic, Mar 18 2009

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       10 years later... the financial sector is thriving with masochists
loonquawl, Mar 18 2009

       "Ah hah, Mr Bond, as you can feel I have cunningly devalued your assets, exposing you to exquiste agony. You will never trade again ..." Sir Fred Blofield
Aristotle, Mar 18 2009

       - "Do you expect me to maintain my ratio of tier 1 capital to risk-adjusted assets in accordance with Basel II?"
- "No, Mr Bond - I expect you to die"
hippo, Mar 18 2009

       [big bun for the preceeding two annos]
Custardguts, Mar 18 2009

       They do inspect banks to make sure they are sticking to the rules. The problem comes when politicians decide that 1:35 is a good idea. Campaign contributions may have had something to do with it, but the point is that it was legal. If they decide that 1:35 is acceptable in future they will also deactivate or recalibrate any neural implants that impose inconvenient sanity on finance workers.   

       //"No, Mr Bond - I expect you to die"// It should be "No, Mr Bond - I expect you to buy"
Bad Jim, Mar 19 2009

       I think the recent scad of bad science ideas around here has gone gaga. This one may take the cake. Funny though. And tempting.
blissmiss, Mar 19 2009

       similar to a C.Anvil short-story in which the nobility wore implants which delivered pain when their subjects pushed their "I'm unhappy" buttons.
FlyingToaster, Mar 19 2009


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