Why Do Computers Use 1s and 0s? Binary and Transistors Explained.

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A short explanation of binary.

Upon reviewing the finished video I realized I made a mistake in some of my vocabulary. A byte can represent a number up to 255 but it can actually represent 256 different VALUES, as 0 is a value in and of itself. Rerecording and reanimating would be a painful process, so forgive me this mistake.

50 Comments

  1. Richard Temple on July 29, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Dude you really just helped me out BIG TIME, thank you 🔥



  2. jerry calvert on July 29, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Too short. Keep going. We want more. Now I’m finally beginning to understand computers. Thank you for the uploads.



  3. Rajjyoti Das on July 29, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    yoou are awsome



  4. Dafne Gutierrez on July 29, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Holy crap, I am someone that took technology for granted but seeing how much effort has been made into making our technology as high speed and as amazing as it is now appreciate everything so much more.
    You can tell when someone knows their filed so well that they can explain it to someone who knew nothing about binary and can now explain it to someone else pretty well. You’re amazing! I’m looking forward to learning more!



  5. Eugene Elkin on July 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

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  6. Trioner Expeliozias on July 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Number In the thumbnail Is 43 btw.



  7. Alex Miller - Matrix-Reactor on July 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Alles Bestens. Aber auch besuche mich!



  8. Vendubak on July 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Ok, this is what I was looking for for really long time! Explained so effectively! Thanks for this!



  9. Curtis Warren BTW STOP BEGGING on July 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Because if they used other numbers a 2 wouldn’t activate god mode



  10. Fathima on July 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm


  11. Stephen Ferree on July 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Answer…. it is very very easy to electronically detect the difference between on and off and to build a circuit that can latch in an on or off state.



  12. Pradeep G R on July 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Morgen mary erodes



  13. JsmXTracks on July 29, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    YouTube is most definitely listening to me or at least apple gives my info😡😡😴 literally looked this up for school ON A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT 🥲



  14. Viewer on July 29, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Your explanations are shit 😂
    Maybe u did represent the concepts but the explanation is very unclear 😃



  15. Mike G on July 29, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    4:25 Sooo 69 is E?



  16. nai cumo on July 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I really enjoyed this video



  17. Junique kzh on July 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    This was so helpful! 😆



  18. LEO DEJANERO on July 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    It came from an African religion where they contact they’re god’s



  19. AWobblywan on July 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Even tho is 2021 still is helping for s3



  20. Mr. Pills on July 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    anyone else here from DIG08



  21. TnseWlms on July 29, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Many of us were first introduced to the powers of 2 through the "Inchworm" song.



  22. i am lyric on July 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    yes sir.



  23. creative innovative on July 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    you are awesome bro



  24. gabehcuoD suoitneterP on July 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Where’s the follow up video to this, and playlist?



  25. Online Technology Today on July 29, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    A great overview for binary basics



  26. Vitor Cardoso on July 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I had never understood the systems, 32, 64, etc. bits thing until now. Thank you very much.



  27. Basics Explained, H3Vtux on July 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I can’t believe this video is at 1,000,000 views, when I made it I didn’t expect it to ever pass 1,000. Thank you all for the support!



  28. bodgertime on July 29, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    reminds me of that Rush song …one zero zero one zero zero one SOS
    https://youtu.be/r3Dju2i4FZw



  29. Jaydin Daniels on July 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    is this Dave Chapel talking?



  30. Yogesh Payjg ketil on July 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Reply December 🎂🎉🥳🎇☺️🫂



  31. Nomi on July 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    This video gave me answers to all my questions about Binary.



  32. angie a on July 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    This video is a life saver !!!!



  33. Ashton Drye on July 29, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    he is pronouncing the binary numbers wrong



  34. Ninja.Training.619 on July 29, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Also binary represents one of the 3 laws of logic, the "Law of Excluded Middle", which not only applies to computers but reality itself, quantum physics being the monkey wrench thrown in all of it



  35. Lalatendu Swain on July 29, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Extremely Helpful



  36. L U on July 29, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Beautifully explained. Thank you!



  37. AJ Channel on July 29, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I m searching this for so long
    You explained very well
    Thanks



  38. Poke Esnevon on July 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    If i take a 5ghz pc, it means it clocks 5.000.000.000 times between 0 and 1 in 1 second?



  39. Ese Ukey on July 29, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Could explain it differently but this is very good.



  40. TnseWlms on July 29, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Did anyone get very far creating base 3 computers with tri-state devices?



  41. Em Vill on July 29, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Say bye to this after the quantum processor. Bumblebee Man says, "No es bueno para Mr Spy! Ouch!"



  42. Ashwath Sudarsan on July 29, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Beautifully explained! Thank you😄



  43. E R on July 29, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Computers use 1s and 0s because computers are only as intelligent as the humans programming them…



  44. Birendra Regmi on July 29, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    From Nepal 🇳🇵🇳🇵🙏



  45. The Second Slit on July 29, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Best explanation ever. Period. Cheers !



  46. PatricioDeLaRosa on July 29, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don’t



  47. SailorRequired on July 29, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Because they’re TR*NSPHOBIC

    OK maybe I’m not that funny



  48. Mir Arifuddin Khan on July 29, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Not an easy way of explaining
    I didn’t liked it



  49. iCode on July 29, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you! great video



  50. Brett Foreman on July 29, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I wish I could show this video to The Count from Sesame Street. This is exactly the type of content he’s here for.