Web Platforms to Destroy Traditional Financial Markets?

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Sean Park, of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, recently created a narrative flash video similar to Epic 2014 but focused on financial markets.

As access to information becomes easier and we give up more of our privacy a number of companies that run legitimate businesses will likely be able to do so on slim or negative margins just to access our thought streams. These data brokers will likely have more pure market information about many companies than the companies themselves have, and their AI technologies should easily be able to automate market transactions.

Mark Cuban recently posted that the stock market is for suckers and the best investment you can make is in yourself. I think financial market software is going to be the next major arms race, and the individual investor will be at an ever increasing disadvantage if they buy into the markets.