Escaping the Box to Invent the Future

Mike Wimmer is a 12-year-old prodigy who has taught himself programming and deep learning.

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Mike Wimmer

Mr. Mike Wimmer

Profoundly gifted 12-year-old high school senior from North Carolina who has his sights set on redefining the future. Mike’s entrepreneurial goal is to build technology that enables people to live better and safer lives. Self-taught robotics and computer programming prodigy. International robotics development award winner. SME for the United States Special Operations Command.

People say think out of the box. Well I always think outside of the box because I’ve never been in the box.
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Who inspires you the most in the tech industry? Inside the tech industry would be Elon Musk, probably for having the most out-of-the-box ideas. Who would’ve ever thought that you would land a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean?

Who’s the kid? Is it Bring Your Kid to Work Day? I understand [that] people have stereotypes–he’s a kid, he does not know much about this stuff. I have to show what I know to gain others’ respect. That is something I’ve done for years, and I will continue to do.

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