Will We Ever Be Able to Predict Everything?

By Andrew Liszewski on at

As super computers get more and more super, you'd think that eventually we'd be able to calculate the position and interactions of every atom in the universe and be able to accurately predict the future. In fact, this was once a widely held belief in science, until quantum mechanics arrived and put an end to that theory.

Some things in our universe are predictable, and with enough data sometimes even your local weather forecast can be bang on. But with quantum mechanics, there's absolutely no way to predict what will happen, and since the sub-atomic world plays just as much a part in our daily lives as, say, an incoming cold front, we will never be able to accurately predict how our universe unfolds. So for now the lottery industry can breathe a sigh of relief. [YouTube]