The language programmers use to create software sound a lot like the fairy godmother's incantation: grep, mov, end if, cur_x, and selField. And software really is magical. You slide a DVD into your PC, or you invoke your PC-maybe with a touch , maybe at the sound of your voice-or you point at a little picture with a mouse and click, and suddenly all these things begin to happen that could only be witchery. Beautiful color images and voices and sounds emanate from your Pc. The software looks at a few numbers and predicts banana futures in three months. Ask for information on a person, a country, or a date, and the software responds like a crystal ball. You ask the software to take you to another computer on another continent, and in seconds you' re there; magic carpets really can 't compete. — p. 54, How Computers Work, by Ron White and Tim Downs, 2014
How do you understand the term banana futures?