Binary Numbers You Can See
In Dominic O’Brien’s book, BRILLIANT MEMORY, on page 143, there is a list of eight different groups of 3 digit binary numbers.
For my own amusement, I decided to look at each individual group and see what IMAGE it would share with me.
This is the way I came up with my Visual Alphabet where each letter is represented by an image that resembles that particular letter. For example, the letter K, if tilted to the right 90 degrees looks like a picnic table (maybe). Then with that image I can peg info on top, each side, and the bottom. Keeping that in mind, let’s go back to the Binary experiment.
Before I actually looked at the groups, I thought about different images the ONE (1) and the ZERO (0) could be. The ONE (1) could resemble a fence post, golf club, bowling pin (think hard), etc. The ZERO (0) might be a person’s head, wheel, ball and so on it goes.
Here are the 8 images I came up with:
000 = 3 heads, The 3 STOOGES (000). Can you seem them, Larry, Curly, & Moe? You just can’t think of one without the other two showing up.
001 = Two Eyes or Glasses (00) staring at a Wall (1) looking at an Optical Eye Chart.
011 = Bowling Ball (0) demolishing a 2 Pin Split (11). After awhile, the bowling ball is the cue for the whole image.
111 = 3 Fence Posts (111). Pretty obvious.
110 = 2 Horns (11) on a Bull goring a Matador’s Face (0). Maybe a comic rendition of this gory scene. Yea for the bull.
100 = a Putter (1) putting a Golf Ball (0) into the Cup (0).
010 = a Military Canon supported by a wheel on each side (010). Here’s the sequence: WHEEL (0), CANON (1), WHEEL (0)
101 = a Soccer Ball rolling in for a Goal. I see the goal posts on each side and the ball is in the center. Here’s the sequence: goal post (1), ball (0), goal post (1)
So, now I can test my Binary Images by putting all 8 of the 3 digit groups around the letter K (picnic table) that I mentioned earlier by Linking:
- the 1st Group to the 2nd and placing them on TOP of the table (K).
- the 3rd Group to the 4th and placing them to the RIGHT of the table.
- the 5th Group to the 6th and placing them at the BOTTOM of the table.
- the 7th Group to the 8th and placing them to the LEFT of the table.
If you fill up the whole Visual Alphabet like we did on the letter K, that would be around 624 binary digits. Is that right?
Suppose, you added a Lady Alphabet (from A to Z), a Male Alphabet, an Animal Alphabet, etc… what would that add up to?