I’m not quite old enough to remember the Panorama of the City of New York from the 1964 World’s Fair, but I have walked around it at the Queens Museum. The “world’s largest scale model” captured the city at 1:1200 scale and included a dawn-to-dusk lighting cycle and mini moving airplanes. It modeled each of the city’s 895,000 buildings, and every street, park, and bridge.
Today, we have the potential of an even more impressive model because we’ve made the leap to digital.
Digital twin technology allows users to zoom to any scale and see what’s happening now, and it includes data about people with tools to
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