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The Digital Age in an Analog World

Breaking the analog world into zeros and ones results in some loss of information, but it allows for an infinite number of exact replications.

Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science.  If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.

Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by David Russell: Don’t we lose information when digital signals try to replicate an analog wave pattern?

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