How do you define 'smart' or intelligent? What makes someone smarter than another? Is it the ability to process information at a certain rate, then synthesize that information effectively towards an end, the ability to store it in memory quickly and effectively as well? What is your conception of intelligence and can you give concrete examples of what great intelligence is like? Thanks. I am asking this question in hopes that I can understand intelligence more and this may make an impact on my decisions related to academics. Like whether or not I should pursue engineering or computer science.