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Math Genius Computes in the Blink of an Eye

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Math Genius Computes in Blink of an Eye from the 20/20 "SuperHumans!" special.
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That’s cool 😎
That Guy (11 days ago)
I can't even remember my birthday
Okay Lets Play (14 days ago)
his france wasnt very good
Clay (17 days ago)
Mathematic is not memorazing numbers (or languages) - however, I am impressed by his skills....and he is autistic ?! It reminds me of Messi in a way
Ania Lian (24 days ago)
he is not autistic
Robeto Rayo (2 months ago)
The ever i multiply i do it backwards. So if i multiply 53 x 27 I do 2x5. 2x3. 7x5. 7x3
uttaradit2 (3 months ago)
His brain will end up in a mason jar....
Eva Hoerler (3 months ago)
He's amazing and gorgeous 😍
Guns Of Boom Gameplay (3 months ago)
Where's Ricky and karl???
black 57 (3 months ago)
when someone says 43 i see red and blue. a little more red than blue.
jeffw1267 (4 months ago)
He doesn't really calculate the way he says he does and so he's a liar. But other than that, he's pretty interesting.
2Pac Avalley (4 months ago)
its strange because numbers are invented by humans
2Pac Avalley (4 months ago)
he must be trippin
Alex Taboada (5 months ago)
"I'm too smart to drive"
Anti Climacus (5 months ago)
This to me sort of proves Plato’s theory of numbers.
Rob Hofer (5 months ago)
Freude would have loved this guy!
Rob Hofer (5 months ago)
Correction; Freud
Bugaboo (6 months ago)
Wow, yes, I was going to say he looks like he has synesthesia.
B Dog (6 months ago)
What a boss
فواز الظفيري (6 months ago)
He has a powerful memory , but genius, no
Daniel Gontar (6 months ago)
It's not Asperger's, it's a type of idiot savantism.
Aleksandar Kan (6 months ago)
Andrew F (7 months ago)
It's just memory ya big biiitch!
HighCurrent11 (7 months ago)
I predict that in the very near future we will be seeing many, many more of these child prodigies. And it'll be as a result of genetic engineering.....welcome to the future.
FregenHasFinallyDied (7 months ago)
I have Asperger syndrome as well, yet my crushing interest was in foreign countries rather than maths.
Ognjen Sobajic (7 months ago)
Yet fascinating, his gift is vastly useless.
T Hyslop (7 months ago)
Wow. Wow. Wow. To learn or shouls I say download an entire language in seven days is mind blowing.
Kal Kimanai (7 months ago)
He's not a genius. He's a savant. Huge difference.
Atomic Bomb (7 months ago)
Randy Bailin (7 months ago)
Anyone who understood his explanation about how he sees shapes and colors to calculate the product is lying.
I Entertainment (7 months ago)
these people are actually seeing the simulation of our reality. I'm not sure how many people will understand what I mean but This is whats happening
Phoenix Berthelot (7 months ago)
Coolest man in the world
Timmy Flaherty (7 months ago)
He's simply saying the numbers that are being given to his mind (not brain)
unicockboy (8 months ago)
I also see numbers and letters in colour (its called synthesia or sth), but I'm far away from calculating like him just in my head or memorizing 22 000 digits of Pi after having read it once, even though it helps my memory a lot...
M R (8 months ago)
He's like rain man but only without the dummy behavior. Can I bring him to Las Vegas please and rent him for the day?
Dave T (8 months ago)
Wanna c his memory after he gets married n has kids
Dual lands (8 months ago)
I have aspegers and expirience synesthesia, struggling to learn german, thats not fair.
Hamiltona Lettuceci (9 months ago)
wow, amazing :)
morelli tech (9 months ago)
crazy. When I think of the number 69 the shapes I see are similar to a mushroom and clam. The colors are pink and white.
Aw Musse (9 months ago)
When he was interviewed on the Letterman show, he said that it took him a week to memorize Pi. Here he claims it only took him once. Which one it's?
Blake Steele (9 months ago)
He loves cheeseburgers
jameshill black (9 months ago)
Get him into the casinos and let him card count and watch the cash roll in
Kai Keeper (9 months ago)
Funny thing is his chances of reproducing isn't higher than a good looking drug addict that likes to party around... because there is no selection that favors a guy with this kind of intellect. Really makes me wonder when people say that humans will evolve to be smarter and smarter... I think people will evolve to be more "people smart", because that definitely will give them an edge in reproducing.
TrouserSnake (9 months ago)
2 plus 2 is 4 minus 1 that's 3 quick maths
Trek Compsport (9 months ago)
i heard this guy moved to Las Vegas
schizo phrenia (9 months ago)
6:25 yeah ? try learning chinese... do that in 7 days
CRUSADER143 (10 months ago)
if he cant make money in his genious talent fuck his whole talent if i cant use my talent like this to make money im not a genious at all if u ask me i would bank ruped the world banks if i had his talent easy !
luuke luketer (10 months ago)
this is too complicated for me....I'm happy when I see a monkey smoking a cigar........
Tomahawk1999 (10 months ago)
He is a memory genius not a real mathematical genius. Genius means solving problems that have defied solutions or using innovative methods to propose more efficient solutions. Grisha perelman is a genius, this guy is a memory wizard.
devtank (11 months ago)
What is extraordinary is his ability to concentrate, which, is absolutely the key to his success.
Donald Trump (11 months ago)
this is really really cool
Barry Ryan (11 months ago)
Seems to be a lovely modest man.
Ali Reza (11 months ago)
stupid british
M R (11 months ago)
I'm so fucking jealous. He gets a seizure that tweaks his brain and makes him smarter and I get a tumor non cancerous thank god but makes me fatigue, loss of focus, and other negative affects. That's so cool he has those abilities. Wish I could buy him a beer one day and speak in person. He's interesting
Puro (11 months ago)
I admire this person and his abilities.
Paulo De Haze (11 months ago)
Real life Powder..
termite122 (11 months ago)
use that talent and beat the casinos..
Diamond Cutter (11 months ago)
math is the language of God
Paul G (1 year ago)
Why did Fergusuns show go. he is gone and I don't know why?
Michael Taylor (1 year ago)
Question; A washer and dryer cost $1.75 each load and there's a balance of $.75 left on it. It cost $5.00-$10.00 $20.00, how long would it take to get every penny back.
casperado666 (1 year ago)
the often used "tl" sound in Icelandic reminds me the Mayan language. I wander if there are any similarities in vocabulary of those languages
ironman tooltime (1 year ago)
damn he's good at Icelandic
I was friends with this guy for years until he forgot my birthday.
Pontus Dals (1 year ago)
He should be a physicist!!!!!!!
Jim Lewis (1 year ago)
The beauty of this is how, with different wiring, we can understand some things oh so well, and others not at all. As he says, emotionally hi's hindered, but from his perspective other things are incredibly easy. I read long ago that "smart" people don't work harder, their brains have an easier time expressing their particular knowledge. It's actually easier for them, and they expend less energy.
James Dylan Oxytocin (1 year ago)
and why does he not work for the military??
Sylani (1 year ago)
I mostly do the same. Not that special.
Do Bo (1 year ago)
He seems like such a nice man.
Do Bo (1 year ago)
I dont see how imagining a field or something like that can make you know a digit with 22 000 decimals places. I mean its incredible just dont understand
Manmohan Chourasia (1 year ago)
He's doesn't invent anything beautiful in mathematics and considered as genius. This world don't know that their is very very great difference between extraordinary intelligence of mathematicians and such person who does quick calculations but have no ideas, no imaginations, no Visualisations like mathematicians. Calculations can also be done by a calculator but you can't expect an intelligence from calculators or even computers.
MsPrincesspaulina (1 year ago)
I wonder if they've done a fMRI of his brain? If so, then I wonder what the results were and how they compare to an average brain?
Vijay K Vijayaratnam (1 year ago)
Impression I get is that if he has Asperger syndrome and see landscape for large number ,then it is not mathematical talent but memory wizard,to be mathematical is completely different skills indeed.Temporary lobe responsible for memory such as hippocampus for long term and amygdala for immediate as well as emotional fight or fear ,looks like these regains are highly developed as well as Broca's area for speech and wanacke area of temporary lobe responsible for language are disproportionally highly developed.I would not say it is a gift but make the best out of the disability to be unique.I would like to really relish a chance to look at inside of his brain while he generate numbers for the pi.
Uranus Hertz (1 year ago)
this guy needs to give me the winning lottery numbers
Pollen Applebee (1 year ago)
Wait...are there any videos of him ACTUALLY calculating something really fast and not just memorizing stuff? Like he talks about how he sees these shapes, but then he takes a really long time to answer the question so he could've done it in his head during that time. I've heard he can calculate really fast, but there seems to be no actual proof of this. Having a great memory is definitely superhuman, but much less interesting than the supposed synaesthesia.
Forge Pivots Videos (1 year ago)
he's the real Mason from Bo 1
Matthew Parsons (1 year ago)
This is really amazing people are joking but this guy is smarter than anyone
aft7676 (1 year ago)
Nature is so fucked up. Some are born with a lot and some are born with less than enough. Soon we will overcome the shortcomings of nature with our science and technology. There will one day be a time when everyone will be equal in body and mind and that only our efforts will create differences between us.
stephen schneider (1 year ago)
Guy is just taking a piss he dont see shit like that hes just smart.
The7thsensekid (1 year ago)
What Am I doing with my life
cotegt (1 year ago)
would he be a great chess player?
Chill Out (1 year ago)
Absolute champion......
DEE BEE (1 year ago)
I bet you he can make a really good password. . .
smc chandler (1 year ago)
loved this and it's amazing... the multiplication problem is a little fishy. two of the three digits of the one number are 1's. makes it alot easier. i can do it myself but it's pretty painful the mental effort required.
Dean Arond (1 year ago)
I don't understand how he is portrayed as a numerical genius and then does 131 x 53 in his head as if that is some kind of extraordinary feat.  I got it in about 8 seconds.  and I don't have his gifts of autism and seizures.
del (1 year ago)
What is this wizardry?? How you do dis?
I Q (1 year ago)
In my estimation he's tapped into extra-dimensional sacred geometry all things are comprised of. He's a synergistic substrate between a four-dimensional field and one or more higher frequential dimensions. He's a walking, talking flow of Fibonacci. He isn't "doing" anything per se. He is simply being what his pineal, chakra system, etc. allows him to be as a functioning operative with one foot on the ground and the other foot above its tangibility, so to speak. What he's able to tap into is available at all times, but is not perceivable given our limited, human faculty.
three is gummy, but only in numerical form, however It's color green is not
marky mark (1 year ago)
He has an open mind!
Bully Billy (1 year ago)
bong hits for this guy
RageDrakax (1 year ago)
RageDrakax (1 year ago)
When you thought that you were at least good at something And you see people like him just slam dunking
andy scott (1 year ago)
wanna smoke a bong with this guy
Brian Lita (1 year ago)
Can anyone confirm this logic? He's not arbitrarily assigning the numbers with shapes. All numbers objectively have a shape. Anyone point me the the right direction about this? Doing math the same way as him would be awesome!
Yol Mak (1 year ago)
amazing. I would be interested to know how the number 666 looks to him
siddhartha das (1 year ago)
did he memorise or is he rapidly doing the calculation again inside his head? have a feeling it's the second one. there is no way to confirm this of course.
Geza Fekete (1 year ago)
He's a fraud and was exposed for lying about using normal memory techniques.
Celeste Berman (1 year ago)
He's memorized most numbers as shapes, he puts two numbers next to each other and sees which shape(number) the gap makes.
Darwinion (1 year ago)
He has tapped into something we all potentially have. Only he tapped into it by accident with his seizures as a child. Maybe one day (assuming man lives long enough) humans will be born with this ability in general. It's fascinating how he views numbers. But it's something nobody can learn. Interesting he can't drive. So he must be picking up on millions of things just walking around too.
leothefox (1 year ago)
what he experiences in 2:15 is called synesthesia. i have number synesthesia as well, but only up to 10.
James Griffin (1 year ago)
At 2:37 the 21st decimal place is wrong. it should be 3.1415926535897932384626433832795. From 21 on the video is wrong.
Rogenald Oandasan (1 year ago)
Scott flansburg is the best!!!!
Alexander Cummins (1 year ago)
0:58 "He begins reciting the numbers back IN ORDER..." Well of course in order! Otherwise he would just be saying numbers, which I could do.

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