As Michael Grieves points out, digital twins are a journey.
The evolution of asset complexity he outlines is not a theory. It's all around us. It means a digital twin platform needs to be able to amalgamate data formats that are not yet invented without making digital twin creators go back to the drawing board. Only with this level of data interoperability will you create twins that become an indispensable source of information, insight and guidance.
We believe that journey plays out over 5 stages—Descriptive, Informative, Interactive, Intelligent, and Predictive. Each valuable, and each laying the foundation for the next stage.
Read Michael's latest paper “Intelligent digital twins and the development and management of complex systems” as well as his recent post on LinkedIn.