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Daniel Hillis

Hillis in 2014
Born William Daniel Hillis
(1956-09-25) September 25, 1956 (age 60)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Fields Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Institutions Thinking Machines
Walt Disney Imagineering
Applied Minds
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Marvin Minsky
Gerald Jay Sussman
Claude Shannon
Notable awards Dan David Prize (2002)
Grace Murray Hopper Award (1989)

People are mostly focused on defending the computers on the Internet, and there’s been surprisingly little attention to defending the Internet itself as a communications medium.
W. Daniel Hillis
Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do.
If transportation technology was moving along as fast as microprocessor technology, then the day after tomorrow I would be able to get in a taxi cab and be in Tokyo in 30 seconds.
W. Daniel Hillis
In almost every technology area that we’re ahead in, we’re ahead in because the United States leads the world in computers.
W. Daniel Hillis
A human body is a conversation going on, both within the cells and between the cells, and they’re telling each other to grow and to die; when you’re sick, something’s gone wrong with that conversation.
W. Daniel Hillis