There’s a secret hidden inside the binary code
On July 15, the Bank of England revealed Alan Turing, a pioneer of computer science and artificial intelligence, will be the face of the new £50 note. One thing the announcement didn’t touch on, however, is that there’s a witty easter egg permanently embedded in the note’s design.
The note, which will be printed on polymer, has a ticker tape showing a binary code: 1010111111110010110011000. You can see the code to the left of Turing’s photo.