Technology See Inside The Machine that Would Predict the Future If you dropped all the world's data into a black box, could it become a crystal ball that would let you see the future--even test what would happen if you chose A over B? One researcher thinks so, and he could soon get a billion euros to build it By David Weinberger This is only a preview. Get the rest of this article now! Select an option below: Buy Digital Issue Customer Sign In *You must have purchased this issue or have a qualifying subscription to access this content It has been identified that the institution you are trying to access this article from has institutional site license access to Scientific American on nature.com. Click here to access this article in its entirety through site license access.