Bill Joy

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During the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century, a founder of and otherwise big shot at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Bill Joy was the person largely responsible for the authorship of Berkeley UNIX, also known as BSD, from which springs many modern forms of UNIX, including FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

He recently gained notoriety with his publication of "Why the future doesn’t need us" (Wired, April 2000 [1]), in which he stated the neo-Luddite position that he was convinced by the growing advances in genetic engineering and nanotechnology that intelligent robots would replace humanity, at the very least in intellectual and societal dominance, in the relatively near future.

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