Mind games help to make decisions. Digital copies of products or machines enable us to dry run hypotheses.
And with Europe aiming to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050, a joint project will see EU organizations develop a digital twin of earth.
A high-tech computer with 20,000 graphics processors will play through various scenarios, such as how dikes resist potential climate change, or where on earth crops flourish best.
The 20 megawatts required to power the machine need to come from clean energy. By 2025 five such models could map out a fully digital twin of earth.
Test results would then inform environmental policy.
Talk about scientists and their box of tricks!