Wed May 4, 02016, 11:00PM UTC
The Long Now and the 10,000-year Clock
A Long Now Boston Conversation with Danny Hillis, inventor, entrepreneur, scientist, and writer, and the designer of the Clock of the Long Now.
Danny Hillis 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. Hillis co-founded Applied Minds, the technology R&D think-tank, and is co-founder of Applied Invention, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and artists that develops technology solutions in partnership with leading companies and entrepreneurs. Hillis is a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab, the Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at the University of Southern California, Professor of Research Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Research Professor of Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is the principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute’s Physical Sciences in Oncology Laboratory at USC.
The first Long Now Boston Conversation was held on May 4, 02016, and featured Danny Hillis, member of the Long Now Foundation Board and friend of Long Now Boston.
Danny talked about The Long Now Foundation and details of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, “a monument scale, multi-millennial, all mechanical clock created as an icon to long term thinking.”
Photo Image: Prototype Clock of the Long Now, By Rolfe Horn, courtesy of the Long Now Foundation