Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature.
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.
I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig.
The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.
The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.
Our lives sometimes depend on computers performing as predicted.
Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling.
My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems.
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.