Get ready to feel disappointed in your life accomplishments. Nine-year-old Laurent Simons from Belgium is about to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands.
Here’s another shocker: according to CNN, the staff at Eindhoven say Laurent is “simply extraordinary.” Go figure.
Once he acquires his college degree, Simons says he plans to continue his higher educational endeavors by studying for his PhD in electrical engineering… while also pursuing a possible degree in medicine.
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His parents, Lydia and Alexander Simons, said they thought Laurent’s grandparents were exaggerating when they said he had a gift, but his teachers soon concurred.
“They noticed something very special about Laurent,” said Lydia.
Laurent was given test after test as teachers tried to work out the extent of his talents. “They told us he is like a sponge,” said Alexander.
Sjoerd Hulshof, education director of the TUE bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, said about the boy, “Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here.”
Simon’s father says he hasn’t decided at which university Laurent will seek his PhD, but much like a sports prodigy here in America, universities are already making their play to land him (except he is actually allowed to get paid for his services should he so desire).
In his spare time when he isn’t being a goddamn genius, Laurent says he likes to play with his dog Sammy and, of course, do things on his phone.
As for what the nine-year-old will do with his unique intelligence, he already has that figured out he says. He wants to develop artificial organs.
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