Can simulation for decision support predict the future?

simulation for decision support

“The challenge in creativity is not to find new ideas but to abandon the old ones”.
Luc de Brabandere

Recently, scientists took some of the fundamental laws of physics, data on the formation of galaxies and images from the Hubble telescope, and created a simulation of our universe. The simulation has allowed them to study the makeup of dark matter and understand our universe in a much deeper way. One of the key results of the simulation has been the ability to make predictions based on observations. Continue reading

Trends from I/ITSEC Conference 2015: Simulation Technologies

In the film The Matrix, the lead character, Neo, is ‘woken’ up from the reality he has lived in all his life, to find that it has all been a simulation of that reality, which is actually a computer generated world.

Science fiction films like The Matrix touch on a technology that has become a powerful computing tool used to model systems, environments and situations. This technology is known as Simulation. Simulation uses various methodologies, including computer assisted modeling techniques and computer-human interfaces, to create an expression of a particular element. Simulation can be used across multiple disciplines and industries, from healthcare to manufacturing and design, to defense, for a myriad of purposes, but with training being a prime example. Continue reading