Even worse, they're generating baby robots that can learn. Learn to be self aware. And in the meantime, convert the next generation of humans into their slaves.
PS - Based on my select usage of red flag keywords, this email is being scanned and read by government agents right now. I'm sorry to give you up like that. You and Josie may want to retire to your secret bunker for a while.
So even if Android was open, which it’s not, even then Google would not win, because closed always wins, except when the closed thing is Android, which is, in fact, closed, but still won’t beat us because we’re more closed than they are and the most closed system always wins. Look at Sun Microsystems versus Linux. Case closed.
The biggest challenge for Open Source is that as it enters the consumer market, as projects like WordPress and Firefox have done, you have to create a user experience that is on par or better than the proprietary alternatives. Traditional Open Source development models, like the Apache one, are not set up to do that. In server software options are good — in consumer web interfaces they’re a cognitive burden.
While I personally believe strongly in the philosophy and ideology of the Free Software movement, you can’t win people over just on philosophy; you have to have a better product too.
"A powerful robot has been hitting people over and over again," reports New Scientist, which broke the news of the mechanical rampage to an astonished world.
The pop-sci mag goes on to describe the robotic beatings in horrific detail. No fewer than six Slovenian boffins, all thought to be male, were struck "repeatedly on the arm" during the laboratory incident, in which a robot of a type normally employed in assembling vending machines went violently berserk and bludgeoned the men with an assortment of blunt instruments or sharp tools it had picked up using its powerful, motorised articulated arm.