Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life.
The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time.
First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it.
I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature.
It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems.
I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17.
When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS.
The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works.
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.