“I want to play key roles in the
development of quantum computers,” I responded once more to the trite question
asking what I want to do with my
life. Both the response and the question
have become platitudes; they have become protocol like the sup, nm u in an instant message.
Every time I orate with this
response it is almost as if I am yelling it at a high pitch (that is with a
high frequency of vibrations to it), and then suppressing it within my oral
cavity. Depending upon the erudition of
the speaker the resulting question tends to be, “So, what is a quantum
computer?” One more time a bat of
ignorance smashes and hurts my head and I just want to cry it out. And it comes out like this, “Quantum
computers will be the next generation computers that are being developed in
various institutions around the world such as
The bat of ignorance has bashed me many times and I testify it hurts and makes me want to cry. In economics class in college I once discovered a girl who did not know how to find the area of a triangle, that being the reason why she could not understand or solve certain problems. One summer I tutored Algebra I recall a girl who never understood what it means to subtract, although she could follow the guidelines to subtraction, she did not understand word problems involving it. I am not sad for these two individuals as I successfully disabused their disease, but for our society in which millions of people carry around these little diseases. These diseases are the fathered by ignorance and mothered by misunderstanding. I have as much passion for academics as a hearty environmentalist has for the trees and the birds or a hospitable doctor has for his patients. I am a scientist and researcher bestowed with good graces of the goddess of education.
Enlightenment is not bound in time and space. It can come during gestation or be geriatric. In the Puranas there is a story of Prahalad, a boy who attained enlightenment during gestation while in many other accounts persons reach enlightenment only a few moments before their death. I, too, am in a search for this light and keep encountering clues leading to it. The clues themselves pique my inner self as only an enthusiast like Benjamin Franklin can decipher them. Only a champion can formulate a new champion, and we see this throughout the history of Nobel Laureates, in the idea that man learnt yoga from the way cats stretch and fighting arts from animals like the tiger, because they are the champions of that. The reason I am good at chess is because I always played my father who always beat me at it, just like the Williams sisters in tennis. I even got to writing fiction where the chess pieces come alive and publishing the book, Fierce Game of Foolish Geniuses: The Opening of Chess at age 17. Currently, I am also working on my next book about Quantum computers based on certain experiences in the fiber optics lab at the university and my own readings. For an academician like me books (and now also the internet) are the best friends. If you work with the best and keep faith, eventually you become the best. It’s that simple and thus, the motto of my company ScientificChess is “Champions of the Mind.”
Throughout life, I have always been on
the move. After completing fourth grade
My objective in life is to enrich the world with innovative inventions that cherish humanity. The approach to achieving my objective is through education and the development of knowledge. I judge this dream to become a great scientist to be a challenging and fun objective. I hope you will assist me in upholding my dreams for the advancement of society and benefit of all. The past remains victorious and the future will be more successful.
Tuesday, December 27th, 2006