Riri Williams

A 15 year old genius on scholarship at M.I.T who builds an Armor similar to that of Iron Man and War Machine from scratch. The building of the armor began as a challenge to herself. A fully functional prototype was ultimately made from stolen material from the campus.

When campus security eventually knocked on her door she put on the suit of armor.


15 year old genius

This is a pretty smart boy!

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. 

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.  youtube.com


MARCH recently acquired a one-of-a-kind machine – a custom-made Philbick analog computer made specifically for M.I.T. in 1958.  A large portion of it’s processing is done via operational amplifiers, and almost everything is vacuum tube based (there are a few transistors on this computer though).  It’s a very modular machine, designed to be completely reconfigured and rewired on a task-by-task basis.

It is in serious need of restoration and probably a few dozen or hundred replacement vacuum tubes to bring it back to functional condition.  It also had an era-appropriate oscilloscope used for diagnostics of the computer.  

  • If all of our laws were translated in many ways such as in the simplest English, there would be no need for lawyers. They have become law profiteers, glorified translators. A pocket translator could be built to replace them, with an encyclopedic knowledge of law and precedents that no $3000 an hour lawyer could compete with. Legalese is a language to create a profession.
  • dxo said: Reduce the amount of law, as well.
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MIT lecture on electricity and Magnetism

I can see a day soon where you’ll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors from around the world — some computing from Stanford, some entrepreneurship from Wharton, some ethics from Brandeis, some literature from Edinburgh — paying only the nominal fee for the certificates of completion. It will change teaching, learning and the pathway to employment. “There is a new world unfolding,” said Reif, “and everyone will have to adapt.”
Sigh. My whole future revolves around the simple fact that I NEED to get into M.I.T. aka Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its 5th in the nation and VERY prestigious. Everything I've ever worked for is for that university. It is my DREAM school and I'm afraid. Afraid that I'm not special enough. Afraid that I don't cut it. Afraid that my best just isn't "the best". This school is everything I think of when I study for these classes and AP exams, and I hope when I apply in 2 years they will realize this is my motivation. This is my life.

I don’t know what else I can put on my resume that will make them shit their rigorous asses.