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Digital data is data that represents other forms of data using specific machine language systems that can be interpreted by various technologies. The most fundamental of these systems is a binary system, which simply stores complex audio, video or text information in a series of binary characters, traditionally ones and zeros, or "on" and "off" values.
One of the biggest strengths of digital data is that all sorts of very complex analog input can be represented with the binary system. Along with smaller microprocessors and larger data storage centers, this model of information capture has helped parties like businesses and government agencies to explore new frontiers of data collection and to represent more impressive simulations through a digital interface.