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      Fascinating story! I had no idea.

      “The last thing I want people to come away with is that we’re on the verge of being able to simulate the way that a city really develops, because we’re not.”

      Yep. And the basic issues with modeling complex social systems are not something that a bazillion-fold increase in computational power can really help with. Nonetheless, “serious” social simulation is still a thing. Done with care, it may even be useful.