Brain-to-Brain Communication Using Bacon's Cipher

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#1 6 September, 2014 - 11:38
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Brain-to-Brain Communication Using Bacon's Cipher

This is interesting:
Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

The emitter translates the message she wants to send into an obscure five-bit binary system called Bacon's cipher, which is more compact than the binary code that computers use.

The emitter now has to enter that binary string into the laptop using her thoughts. She does this by using her thoughts to move the white circle on-screen to different corners of the screen. (Upper right corner for "1," bottom right corner for "0.") This part of the process takes advantage of technology that several labs have developed, to allow people with paralysis to control computer cursors or robot arms.

Is Bacon's Cipher more compact than Morse Code? It's an interesting way of converting letters to binary, if anyone is interested in a system like that.

8 March, 2015 - 15:34
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The Bacon cipher is a way to conceal your secret text within plain sight. The way it originally worked is that the writer would use two different typefaces. One would be the "A" typeface and the other would be "B". Your message would be written with the two fonts intermingled, thus hiding your message within a perfectly normal text.

For example, let's take the message "Test It" and encode it with the distinct codes for each letter. You get a result like "BAABBAABAABAABABAABB ABAAABAABB". The original message is 6 characters long so the encoded version is 6 * 5 = 30 characters. If I were to find a 30-character message and put in "B" letters as Uppercase, for example:

ThiS Is a TesT meSsAge WItH bolD foR B.

( taken from: http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/baconian.php )

Brain to brain? I don't know, it seems to work like many other ciphers, the advantage is that people read text, and they don't know that a hidden message is there!

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