Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos - Speaks His Mind
One of the jobs of a CTO in Silicon Valley is to make outrageous predictions that are worthy of being carried in the media and that will garner a place on the front page. In the case of Sun, it also requires maintaining the duel between Sun and Microsoft - the Grand Rivalry. (Yes, recent new is that the rivalry has been settled and Microsoft won in exchange for a $1.8 billion licensing payment to Sun for Java tech.)
Greg Papadopoulos, CTO at Sun, has several good articles on his Sun web site. Particularly look at the one on the innovative legacy of Thomas Edison. He maintains that Edison made similar outrageous claims to get the press' attention.