If you think you’re pretty clever with gadgets and technology, then think again.
A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh is set to become to the world’s youngest computer genius after becoming slightly obsessed with his mum’s PC at just two years old. Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha, had his sixth birthday back in January, is hoping his new found skills will be recognised by Microsoft and Guinness World Records. Wasik has shown a good level of aptitude towards computers and it wasn’t very long before he had mastered several popular video games such as Modern Warfare and Metal Gear Solid. At the tender age of three, he would use Microsoft Word and began to program and use game emulators.
His mother Cynthia Farhan-Risha said: “I knew he was very different since his birth. I couldn’t believe my eyes when he began computing when he was just seven months old.“
“Wasik started to play and master many complicated games and started installing them just after he turned two and also started typing in MS Word from around the same time.”
By the time he had reached school age and not integrating at his local school, he parents decided to home school him.
According to his mum, Wasik’s English is still fairly limited. But he did have a few words to say in Bengali.
“I really enjoy playing on the computer and learning new skills,” he told the BBC.
“My ambition is to be a computer expert and to work for a big computer firm in the future.”