Living Earth Simulator is a seriously expensive crystal ball but could quite accurately foretell our futures

by Shayne Rana

We’d all like a realistic look at what the future holds and Hollywood isn’t always the best places to get our answers. However Popular Science shows us a better option, a proposed “Living Earth Simulator”. Kind of like the Sims video game but obviously a little more intense. This set up that would cost a paltry $1.3 billion (I’m just oozing with sarcasm of course) would be in a position to tell us just what the soci-economic condition of life would be in detail by the year 2022. It’s in no way a simple process of course but we can consider this to be a rather expensive but possible very accurate crystal ball. All of this is a concept that we came from the brain of one Dirk Helbing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich who clearly has a great idea of time travel without the ‘time’ part.