This Is Why Electronics Just Shouldn't Work but Do
We take it for granted that our electronics just work properly but in reality they shouldn't work so well. It is a feat of engineering that they do.
They do this through error detecting and correcting codes. These are ways of encoding information so it can be recovered even when corrupted.
With the help of these codes, electronics seem to function perfectly. If this confuses you worry not. The good people at SciShow explain it all in their video.
"For the most part, we try to ignore the physicality of our computers, pretending they work in some transcendent world of pure information. But electric engineers constantly have to grapple with the fact that that's not true," explains the SciShow presenter.
He goes on to explain everything that could go and does go wrong with our electronics and how they manage to function quite perfectly despite all that.
The video is a must watch for every engineer or engineering fan because this is one of the field's true talents.