I recently read an interesting article in the New York Times..  A start-up in Silicon Valley has apparently concocted an expert system “the predictor” that can tell if a start-up will succeed or fail.

Interestingly they’ve already raised some seed venture capital (apparently there’s no limit to what some folks will do to hedge their bets..)

The best quote from the article:

So the question arises: Has YouNoodle used the predictor to determine if it will itself succeed?

“So far, we haven’t run ourselves through it,” Mr. Goodson said, adding that the results could prove baffling. “If it says we’ll fail, and it’s right, that’s something of a paradox.”