digital twin

digital twin

Binary code by Christiaan Colen, Los Angeles skyline by Jon Evans, Photo Illustration by Sebastian Miño-Bucheli

In a single paragraph, writer Jose Luis Borges imagined an empire where the science of cartography became so exact that a map of one province occupied the entire city. In 1981, nearly 40 years after Borges penned “On Exactitude in Science, French sociologist Jean Baudrillard referred to Borges’ story as “the finest allegory of simulation,” which he argued no longer applied to “a territory, a referential being or a substance.”

“It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality,” Baudrillard prophetically claimed. "A hyperreal."

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