International riders often "jumpy"


(Aaron Deutsch - BMTR) #1

Today I noticed a number of international riders who did not appear to be moving at an even pace–it was if they were ping-ponging off the front of my wheel.

It got me to thinking about the tech and the unsurmountable problem of distance (light through optical fiber cables travel as fast as they’ll ever be able to) which made me wonder if Zwift is already doing, or plans to introduce something to “smooth” out our movements to one another.

Total aside, one of the better articles written about the inverse of this problem (trying to SLOW connections down over the internet) was this NYTimes piece about high-speed stock trading. It’s a good read if you’re interested in finance and tech:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/magazine/flash-boys-michael-lewis.html?_r=0