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Originally posted by Dynamike
reply to post by _BoneZ_
Aw crap you're right. I tried searching for duplicates and nothing came up about the UW post. Its all caps because I merely copy/pasted the Discovery News article. Oh well I tried... Bye bye post.
The size of the universe we simulate is a just fermi, that's a box with sides 10-15 metres long. But we can use Moore's Law to imagine what we might be able to simulate in future.
If the current trends in computing continue, we should be simulating a universe the size of a human within a century and within five centuries, we could manage a box 1026 metres big. That's the size of the observable universe.