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Wall Street Wants To Use Laser Beams To Trade Stocks And Bonds Faster Than Anyone Else In The World

This headline was in the Wall Street Journal today.

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As high-speed stock traders push to trade ever faster, their newest move involves harnessing a technology that U.S. military jets use to communicate as they soar across the sky: lasers. 
The lasers, perched atop high-rise apartment buildings, towers and office complexes along the 35-mile stretch between the communities, are the first phase of a grid intended to link nearly all U.S. stock exchanges this way, zipping market data and rapid-fire trades. - WSJ