Hillis in 2014
|Born||William Daniel Hillis
(1956-09-25) September 25, 1956
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Walt Disney Imagineering
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||Marvin Minsky
Gerald Jay Sussman
|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.
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.
In almost every technology area that we’re ahead in, we’re ahead in because the United States leads the world in computers.
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.