The scenario is based on a novel: "E=mc2 Mon Amour" by Claude Klotz (writing under the better-known name of Patrick Cauvin) which has been first published in 1977, only two years after the death of Patrice des Moutils (aka "Monsieur X", a probability expert working in an insurance company) who became famous in France during the early sixties for his creative use of computers. Des Moutils had the idea of calculating the Bayesian probabilities of winning for each and every horse in a race, and placing accordingly an array of bets. This method brought him fabulous gains (twenty times the amount of his bets) but he became subject to the unremitting hostility of the French OTB system which succeeded - after several years of harassment - in bankrupting him and thus inadvertently driving him to suicide. See more
I used to think, maybe a long time ago, like... like in the time of the pharaohs or Louis the XIIIth that, there was somebody, made just perfect for me. I mean, when you think about it and consider that your feelings of love, begin when you're about ten and if you live to say 70, well that's pretty limiting because, what chance is there that he'll be alive at the same time you are? You know?
I feel the same things. I mean, even if she lived in my lifetime. What if my perfect woman lived in ...