Complex Binary Images

Consequently, if you want to remember 011100111111, you just have to memorize the complex image for 2533: Brian Epstein flexing a cane. (25 = BE = Brian Epstein; 33 = CC = Charlie Chaplin, whose action is flexing a cane).

When you look closely at a photograph in a newspaper or a magazine, you see a whole mass of tiny dots. Under a magnifying glass, they appear meaningless; it's only when you stand back that they 'condense' into a picture that makes sense. A similar process is going on here: you are reducing a whole series of meaningless noughts and ones into a single complex image.

Take another example. How would you set about memorizing 011011100111? It looks a fairly horrendous task until you start to break it down:

Stage 1:

Split the number up into groups of three digits: 011 011 " 100 111

Stage 2:

Ascribe the relevant code number to each group: 2 2 5 3

Stage 3:

Using Dominic system, translate each number into a letter: B B E C

Stage 4:

Using the dominic system, translate the first pair of letters into a person, and the second into an action.

Betty Boothroyd - Playing guitar (BB) (EC = Eric Clapton)

Your complex image is of Betty Boothroyd jamming on a guitar, which, I think you'll agree, is far easier to remember than 011011100111!

Here is a list of the 64, 6-digit binary numbers which you are now able to translate into characters (or actions). With these basic building blocks, you can go forward and tackle any large binary number.

Binary

Code

Letters

Character

000000

=

00 =

OO

=

Olive Oyl

000001

=

01 =

OA

=

Ossie Ardiles

000011

=

02 =

OB

=

Otto Bismarck

000111

=

03 =

OC

=

Oliver Cromwell

000110

=

04 =

OD

=

Otto Dix

000100

=

05 =

OE

=

Old Etonian

000010

=

06 =

OF

=

Omar Sharif

000101

=

07 =

OG

=

Organ Grinder

001000

=

10 =

AO

=

Aristotle Onassis

001001

=

11 =

AA

=

Arthur Askey

001011

=

12 =

AB

=

Alastair Burnet

001111

1=

13

=

AC

=

Andy Capp

001110

=

14

=

AD

=

Arthur Daley-

001100

=

15

=

AE

=

Albert Einstein

001010

=

16

=

AS

=

Arthur Scargill

001101

=

17

=

AG

=

Alec Guinness

011000

=

20

=

BO

=

Bill Oddie

011001

=

21

=

BA

=

Biyan Adams

011011

=

22

=

BB

=

Betty Boothroyd

011111

=

23

=

BC

=

Bill Clinton

011110

=

24

=

BD

=

Bernard Davey

011100

=

25

=

BE

=

Brian Epstein

011010

=

26

=

BS

=

Bram Stoker

011101

=

27

=

BG

=

Bob Gcldof

111000

=

30

=

CO

-

Captain Oates

111001

=

31

=

CA

=

Charles Atlas

111011

=

32

=

CB

=

Cilia Black

linn

=

33

=

CC

=

Charlie Chaplin

111110

=

34

=

CD

=

Christopher Dean

111100

=

35

=

CE

=

Clint Eastwood

111010

=

36

=

CS

=

Claudia Schieffer

111101

=

37

=

CG

=

Charles De Gaulle

110000

zz

40

DO

=

Dominic O'Brien

110001

41

=

DA

=

David Attenborough

110011

=

42

=

DB

=

David Bowie

110111

=

43

=

DC

=

David Copperfield

110110

=

44

=

DD

=

Dickie Davies

110100

=

45

=

DE

=

Duke Ellington

110010

=

46

=

DS

=

Delia Smith

110101

=

47

=

DG

=

David Gower

100000

50

=

EO

=

Eeyore

100001

=

51

=

EA

=

Eamon Andrews

100011

=

52

=

EB

=

Eric Bristow

100111

=

53

=

EC

=

Eric Clapton

100110

=

54

=

ED

=

Eliza Doolittle

100100

=

55

=

EE

=

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards

100010

=

56

=

ES

=

Ebenezcr Scrooge

100101

1=

57

=

EG

=

Elizabeth Goddard

010000

=

60

=

SO

=

Steve Ovett

010001

=

61

=

SA

=

Susan Anton

010011

=

62

=

SB

=

Seve Ballcsteros

010111

=

63

=

SC

=

Sean Connery

010110

=

64

=

SD

=

Sharron Davies

010100

=

65

=

SE

=

Stefan Edberg

010010

=

66 =

SS

= Steven Spielberg

010101

=

67 =

SG

= Stephan Grappelli

101000

=

70 =

GO

= George Orwell

101001

=

71 =

GA

= Gary Armstrong

101011

=

72 =

GB

= George Bush

101111

=

73 »

GC

= Gerry Cotde

101110

=

74 =

GD

= Gerard Depardieu

101100

=

75 =

GE

= Gloria Estefan

101010

=

76 =

GS

= Graham Souness

101101

=

77 =

GG

= Germaine Greer

Once you have familiarized yourself with the above (the recurring patterns make it easier than it looks), try memorizing a 60-digit binary number. Daunting though it may sound, you only need to remember five complex images, each one representing 12 digits. Choose a simple journey with five stages, and place each image at the corresponding stage.

For example, this is how I would memorize:

011101100100101101010110110010010101000000011100111011111001

Journey

1 2-digit

code

letters

Person

Action

(stages)

section

no.

(Complex Image)

First

Oil 101 100

100

2755

BGEE

Bob Geldof

Skiing

Second

101 101 010

110

7764

GGSD

Germaine

Swimming

Greer

Third

110 010 010

101

4667

DSSG

Delia Smith

Playing violin

Fourth

000 000 011

100

0025

OOBE

Olive Oyl

Playing records

Fifth

111 011 111 001

3231

CBCA

Cilia Black

Weigh tlifting

A PREDICTION

If, in due course, a record is set for memorizing the most number of randomly generated binary digits, I predict that it will be in the region of 150,000. Using my system, three binary digits are being represented by one base-10 digit; if I manage to memorize 50,000 decimal places to pi, 150,000 binary digits should be feasible. Similarly, I can currently memorize a 100-digit base-10 number in approximately 100 seconds. I am therefore able to memorize a 300-digit binary number in the same time. The race is on...

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