In the story I’m now working on (working title Capped), some software glitches (actually, algorithms in weak-AI software used on the stock exchange) causes a massive, worldwide economic crash (and especially one specific part of the world economic system) in the space of a few minutes.
Ooops, then it happened in real life. Well, not as catastrophic (thank goodness) and not worldwide, and not with AIs exactly, but something eerily similar. So now I have to find a way that these circuit breakers could crash, or be overridden. Or something. That is, if my story is going to work in the same way.
I might have to change the story somewhat, instead, I don’t know.
Oh, reality. You do make my job (the fiction-writing, I mean) interesting.