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Old 09-12-2019, 08:49 AM
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Listening to Dennis Taylor's The Singularity Trap on Audible.

It's a sci-fi novel, with the lead character is a rookie asteroid miner. "shares" of the expedition's profits were being sold cheaply because this crew's last 2 expeditions didn't turn a profit, and when asked by one of the other miners if he understood why, replies "My wife's an actuary, and she said the share price was discounted too much. It's a good bet." or something to that regard.

So, a fictional actuary actually valuing uncertain future cash flows!!
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