Kieran Quasi is expected to become the youngest graduate in the 172-year history of the University of California Santa Clara – The 14-year-old’s not-so-teenage statements provoke comments and questions
A 14-year-old “child prodigy”, o Kyron Quasi, is Elon Musk’s latest hire at SpaceX, with his behavior causing concern.
Quasi interviewed for a job at Starlink, the satellite internet division of Musk’s SpaceX spaceflight company. “I’ll be joining the coolest company on the planet as a software engineer on the Starlink engineering team,” he wrote, among other things, in one of his posts the “pullen” of the richest man in the world.
It is expected to be done the youngest graduate in the 172-year history of Santa Clara University in California and the 6th youngest college graduate in US history. Quazi and his mother now plan to move from California to Redmond, Washington, to be near his work.
Quasi’s amazing journey has begun at just two years old, when it was reported that he could speak in complete sentences. Since kindergarten, he has been telling other children and teachers about news stories he heard on the radio, according to the Los Angeles Times. After finding that his schoolwork “wasn’t challenging enough” in the third grade, his parents helped him enroll in a community college in California at age 9. “I felt like I was learning at the level I needed to learn,” Quasi told the LA Times. That same year he placed in the 99.9th percentile on an IQ test, his family told BrainGain magazine.
@linkedin just sent me this notice that they are deleting my account because I’m not 16. This is the illogical, primitive nonsense that I face constantly. I can be qualified enough to land one of the most coveted engineering jobs in the world but… pic.twitter.com/ZhZxP5zwDF
— Kairan Quazi (@kairanquazi1) June 13, 2023
At the same time, however, Linkedin took down his account, “as he did not meet the age requirements” of the platform, which caused his anger.
“They just sent me this notice that they’re deleting my account because I’m not 16. This is the senseless, primitive nonsense I’m dealing with all the time. I may be qualified enough to land one of the most coveted engineering jobs in the world, but…” Kouazi commented on Twitter.
In another comment sent to Insider, the 14-year-old said he believes LinkedIn’s age policies “lack imagination” and “rooted in adulthood” – a concept that refers to the bias that favors adults over young people.
The not-so-teenage statements of 14-year-old Keiran Kouazi, such as for example about his deletion from Linkedin, cause comments and questions. “Is it a child? He doesn’t talk like a child” one social media user commented.
This is me pondering during spring break why the heck I took 25 credits last quarter 😱 Learned my lesson and this quarter I’m back to an easy breezy 20 credits 😁 #EngineerYourLife pic.twitter.com/IdygVQvDkr
— Kairan Quazi (@kairanquazi1) March 29, 2022
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