# The Bit Player

# Note

- 05:30 How do you get a message from one place to another? How to go faster, farther, accurate?
- Construct a universal theory of communication that could allow perfect communication
- How to use electricity to communicate?
- His master's thesis (written at the age of 21) is considered the most important master's thesis of all time.

- Construct a universal theory of communication that could allow perfect communication
- 17:45 George Boole camp up with Laws of thought. What is the connection between laws of thought and switches?
- 36:55 Information is the resolution of uncertainty. Information is something you didn't know but now you know.
- Convert all information to bits. How do I convert things to zeros and ones? And how do I make sure that those zeros and ones get through accurately?
- Compress your information. Eliminate the redundancy. Just send what you can't predict. Is there a minimum size, a minimum number of bits that I can shrink my information to and not lose anything essential?
- The entropy is the absolute minimum size you can compress your message without any loss.
- The channel has physical limitations, and then there's always noise. Can I calculate for any channel a speed limit beyond which you know things are gonna fall apart? An information speed limit like the speed of light.

- Use mathematics to eliminate noise