A Bit About Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis is a modern day polymath. He was student of Marvin Minsky at MIT. Quoting Hillis in 02006: "Marvin is my mentor."

About Danny Hillis in a nutshell [via Wikipedia.org]...

   "William Daniel 'Danny" Hillis (born September 25, 01956) is an 
    American inventor, entrepreneur, scientist, and writer who is 
    particularly known for his work in computer science. He is best 
    known as the founder of Thinking Machines Corporation, a parallel 
    supercomputer manufacturer, and subsequently was a fellow at 
    Walt Disney Imagineering. More recently, Hillis co-founded 
    Applied Minds, the technology R&D think-tank." [source: Wikipedia.org]

Rewind to 6 December 01995...

   "I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century 
    hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out 
    on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium 
    for the next 10,000 years." -- Danny Hillis

Fast forward to 21 February 02018...

Rewind this time to 6 December 01995...

   "I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I 
    am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember 
    and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. I 
    sense that I am alive at a time of important change, and 
    I feel a responsibility to make sure that the change comes 
    out well. I plant my acorns knowing that I will never live 
    to harvest the oaks." -- Danny Hillis

Fast forward to Public Record posting on 3 January 02016...

Rewind again to 6 December 01995...

Wired.com::Wired Scenarios: The Millennium Clock Danny Hillis

Fast forward to 28 February 02018...

   This GDT::Computing::Bit was created on 28 February 02018 (today) 
   to celebrate Future Day on 1 March 02018 (tomorrow). [Note: Future 
   Day is always on March 1st. Future Day #0 was celebrated on 
   1 March 02012.]

Rewind one last time to February 01994...


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 28 February 02018