Meet Sho Yano.. He would humbly describe himself as a normal 21 year old that is excited about life and has aspirations to make an impact on the world. To Sho Yano, that actually might be an accurate description (I mean who knows yourself, better than you do.. Right?) To the rest of the world, including myself, Sho Yano is for once wrong, he is very far from normal.
You see at the age of 2, Sho Yano was reading. At the age of 3, he began to write. At the age of 4, he began to play classical music on the piano. And finally at the age of 5, he was composing classical music… by himself. (Pretty normal right?)
While most kids his age were just starting first grade. Sho Yano was just warming up and getting started too. After a few IQ tests couldn’t determine Sho Yano’s IQ accurately enough to give a definitive number. His mother decided that she would not allow her son to be “bored” or “held back.”
So young Sho Yano started college at 9 years old, and graduated from college Summa Cum Laude at the age 12. (Yep he did it in 3 years instead of 4). Since Sho Yano was very interested in medicine, he and his family decided that it would be best for him to become a medical scientist. So Yano furthered his education by pursuing an MD/PhD degree at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.
Sho Yano continued to succeed in his studies, finishing his PhD degree at the age of 18. He will also complete his MD degree this weekend and become the youngest person ever at the University of Chicago to complete an MD degree. He will continue on with a residency in pediatric neurology.
As for his sister, she is
a genius, a child prodigy, normal too. At the age of 15, she is pursuing her second degree. Sayuri Yano completed her bachelors of science degree in biology in 2010, and is now working on a degree in violin performance at Johns Hopkins University.
So I know what you are thinking.. These kids must be weirdos, bookworms who do not know how to interact socially. Shy, awkward kids that can only study and can’t even look you in the eye or face. In fact they are the opposite. (If you don’t believe me check out an interview when they were younger (Link Below) and their official news articles). Sho Yano enjoys music, playing the piano, and is a black belt in tae kwon do. His sister also enjoys music and his actually popular student in her college classes.
My only advice or suggestion to the Yano family is to find a way to bottle up and sell their intelligence and genes to the general public. Or maybe donate some of their DNA to a museum or government just in case we need some geniuses in the future to help combat the the rise of artificial intelligence and machines in the future..
Hey it could Happen?!