Philip Emeagwali Quotes

24 Philip Emeagwali quotes:

"Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions."
"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."
"Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected."
"Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling."
"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."
"First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it."
"I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17."
"I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature."
"I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me."
"I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer."
"It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels."
"It took me 1057 pages to describe the hundreds of mathematical equations, algorithms and programming techniques that I invented and used."
"Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources."
"Our lives sometimes depends on computers performing as predicted."
"Scientists try to discover or unravel the mysteries of nature. Some of the problems we are trying to solve have been solved in nature."
"The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine."
"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."
"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."
"The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong."
"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."

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