The reason why Electronic Arts’ award-winning and best-selling simulation videogame “The Sims” became famous is its algorithm is quite near the human imitation of interaction. When one accomplishes a task in the game — or fails it otherwise — it introduces one to the concept of “what if this happened in real life?”
The idea of a “Digital Twin” for business is exactly the same: by using a digital environment to imitate existing real-world business, corporate or industrial systems, business owners and appointed staff could see how the model works — and if something goes wrong through given parameters. This is why it is currently a billion-dollar business worldwide.
According to Forbes, business owners using virtual model technologies for their businesses learn new lessons and apply these lessons to the real world. It was NASA who first tried to use “Digital Twin” systems, namely for designing new spacecraft and space environments using existing physics parameters to re-create an environment that is conventionally impossible to access.
Forbes sees “Digital Twin” technologies as “powerful masterminds” that could “drive innovation and performance.” It is not exactly a crystal ball — “Digital Twin” technologies create a springboard to expect future critical problems — information that would be useful for technicians and developers who need to see the possible results of their products and unintended side effects.