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Having made acquaintance with kids from all over the world as a quasi scholarship student in high school at Le Rosey, I came to the conclusion that connecting people would stop leaders from fomenting mass homicide and decided therefore to major in computer science at MIT

I moved to the Bay Area in 1984 and worked mostly on multimedia projects for education including a recording system for the first shared multimedia desktop system based on PCs.  In 1992, I returned to the Institute and in 1994 became a director of the Lounsbery Foundation.  In 2000, I began to study innovative technologies for transportation. 

The providence of kings past has become every man's birthright.  It will ever be thus.  I would just like to pass along some wealth and make us all wealthier. 

Bruce A. McHenry
Bruce@DiscussIT.org
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Longer Bio

Bruce McHenry is an expert in transformational transportation technology (T3) and computer based systems for collaboration.

He studied innovation in transportation technologies with members of the transport-innovators Internet discussion group, entrepreneurs in T3’s electrified guideway segment, and from Dr. Jerry Schneider and his web site.

Bruce is the leading proponent in the world of making cars that are able to physically hitch to form hybrid-electric roadtrains composed principally of electric cars, an important step leading to powering land vehicles directly from the electric grid.  This overarching goal is widely acknowledged by engineering professionals who have studied energy security, pollution control, and the energy efficiencies of different pathways to power land vehicles, both now and in the future.  Bruce has a plan to achieve it.

After graduating MIT with a BS in computer science in 1983, he worked for the designer of the Internet’s packet oriented architecture, Paul Baran, at Packet Technologies.  Bruce then developed multimedia command and control systems at SRI International for the Navy before returning to an independent path designing audio-visual training systems for civilian applications.  He created teams and coded implementations that included the first virtually shared whiteboard for PC’s with recorded sketch and talk, and the first trade show demonstration of audio annotation on the Mac.

During the early 90’s, he earned two MS degrees from MIT in the Management of Technology and in Media Arts and Sciences.  During the late 90’s, he became fluent in current affairs and was strongly influenced by the perspectives of Christopher Lydon on WBUR’s The Connection.  This served to shape his political goals in-line with a second career objective of performing public service encouraged by his late stepfather, Lord Chelwood.

Mr. McHenry has had usual freedom to study without constraints imposed by having vested interests.  This has afforded him an unusually long term and global view of T3 and of how the state-of-the-art in open collaboration, wikis, will evolve in only one or two decades to become remunerative systems that are also ubiquitous in creative endeavors from technological innovation to governance.

Bruce cooks and is highly aware of nutrition and fitness.  He engages with multiple social networks and organizations including H+, a transhumanist group using technology to extend and transform human life.  He has enjoyed many physical activities, most recently hip-hop, yoga and swimming.

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