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Summary of Bill Joy’s, “Why the future doesn’t need us,”

Bill Joy at World Economic Forum (Davos), 2003-01 (cropped).jpg

Bill Joy (1954 – ) is an American computer scientist who co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. His now famous Wired magazine essay, “Why the future doesn’t need us,” (2000) sets forth his deep concerns over the development of modern technologies Continue reading Summary of Bill Joy’s, “Why the future doesn’t need us,”

Bill Joy: Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us

Bill Joy at World Economic Forum (Davos), 2003-01 (cropped).jpg

Bill Joy (1954 – ) co-founded Sun Microsystems, served as the company’s chief scientist until 2003, and played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a graduate student at Berkeley. He also wrote one of the most celebrated pieces about the negative implications of future technology Continue reading Bill Joy: Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us