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is one of the inventors of the Smalltalk programming language and one of the fathers of the idea of Object-Oriented Programming. He is the conceiver of the laptop computer and the architect of the modern windowing GUI.

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."


"By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view -- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice"

Wired brings together two legendary minds: Alan Kay and Danny Hillis. The result is a fast-forward, neuron-boggling, early-warning scan of times ahead.

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