Reply to post: I did not know that Boeing had presence in Second Life

This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

alain williams Silver badge

I did not know that Boeing had presence in Second Life

That is the only place where theoretical/computer-simulated ''tests'' would be valid - where the use model was built using the same assumptions as the design model. In the real world things do not always behave in the same way as the theoretical/design model -- this is why tests are needed to ensure that we have got the physics right.

So will they blame some lowly programmer or a physicist when these planes crash ?

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