30 frames per second), we actually have to send 221,184,000 binary digits
Each string of binary digits
, or bits, tells the beam at the back of your TV how bright to make each dot.
It all sounds like the plot of a (mediocre) science fiction novel: strange beings with names like the Cancelbunny, an 144108, XS4ALL, and Scamizdat, fighting on a battleground with no fixed location any where on earth, using strings of binary digits
as their weapons.
A microphone picks up the individual's speech that is in analog or wave form, and the speech waves are broken down into patterns of binary digits
by a digital signal processor to represent the vocal sounds of human speech.
Instead of being transmitted "raw", the signal is turned into a series of ones and zeros - binary digits
or bits for short, before being broadcast.