Back when "Halting State" had just come out, I began having "Halting State moments"—flashes of deja vu when aspects of a work of near-future science fiction began cropping up in the news.
Now I'm having Rule 34 moments:
"At one major investment bank for which I worked, we used psychometric testing to recruit social psychopaths because their characteristics exactly suited them to senior corporate finance roles."From The Independent: Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths - they are still occupying positions of power.
Here was one of the biggest investment banks in the world seeking psychopaths as recruits.
Paging the Toymaker ...
(Alternatively, as Vladimir Lenin remarked, "what is to be done?")