Bill Joy - (born 1954) received his B.S.in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andy Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003.
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. Joy was also a primary figure in the development of the Java programming language. Two of his most notable contributions were the vi editor and the csh shell.
He recently gained notoriety with his publication of an article in Wired, Why the future doesn't need us, 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.