This concept allows for for development and shared simulations. The hybrid universe allows for coupling real and simulated devices, which can support high-fidelity analysis of outcomes before larger rollouts.
Simulation running on a single computer.
Used for learning and code development.
Can run without Internet.
Designed to be run by a single individual on their computer. If you are familiar with Algorand, this is like running in sandbox dev mode (and requires the algo sandbox under the hood).
Time is not unique. That is, you can run the simulation again, using different parameters, and get different data for the same timestamp.
Designed for multiple people/organizations to interact in a non-production environment.
Financial transactions are simulated.
Unique global Hybrid GNodeFactory.
TerminalAssets can be avatars for either real or simulated Transactive Devices. Put another way, the validation process for TerminalAssets can be real or simulated.
Time is unique per WorldInstance. - In ex-poste analysis, data from different actors can be trusted to refer to the same events. - If all devices are simulated, then WorldInstance time can be decoupled from real time. - Evidently, if there are any real devices, WorldInstance time must track real time.
Non-production code is allowed to run GNode Actors.
There is some basic security.
Money at stake.
Unique global Production GNodeFactory
Only one WorldInstance.
Financial transactions are real.
Time is real.
Transactive Devices must be real. Put another way, the validation process for a TerminalAsset must be done by a real company that is staking its reputation on the validation.
Only allows production code to run a GNode Actor.
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