I got a version of it installed, but I wasn't sure how best to get it online. No, I didn't want to tie up a phone line with it, the idea was to accept SSH connections if that was possible and it would have been on a regular webhost.
For what it's worth, I'm intrigued by investors interested in placing cable cars in cities.
If this could workout, I think it could potentially be very flexible for moving city commuters around.
It ironically seems like it would be a major challenge to manufacture things like ATVs without roads or infrastructure. Or being able to more freely move materials around and even deliver the final products. Or to even deliver you some fuel.
I don't think there will be enough jobs for humans to be maintainers or the Robot Labor force to offset the loss of Human Manual Labor jobs.
There might be other strange opportunities peddling 3D Models to consumers of Virtual Reality. There is a slim chance that more leisure time would increase people's interest in that kind of economy. It would be very strange electronic Social Media and Gaming gradually merged with or surpassed the current Real Economy once material goods and food are to be had much more cheaply and efficiently.
One thing that makes me consider this is seeing game competitions paying out many tens of thousands of dollars to the winners. In other cases, people design and build 3D Graphics wares and sell them to would be game designers or even clients in virtual worlds like Second Life. Also, right now we have the Oculus Rift and other serious VR gear coming into the market.
Do we really feel a need to hold onto incredibly dull labor force jobs because that is the only way we can think of for wealth to circulate and not just sit in the bank accounts of the very wealthy who a robot production force? The strange thing is this has already been happening to some extent by exporting jobs to Mexico or China, so those countries should be worried about this happening.
I do think it's depressing if we can't find a way to make this work. I mean what if we go beyond automation to 3D printing everything or nearly to the level of Star Trek replicators? If you have a Replicator that can make anything, is that such a game changer that our ideas about Wealth would have to change?
It seems like at a certain point our need for Money would seem like a silly concept to hang onto.
Maybe being a former trucker, I'll get to help program the driverless truck systems.
It's interesting you mention the Kernel though. I'm not sure if working in the Linux Kernel itself is a possible career path or just a crazy open source project people pad their resumes with. I am an avid user of Linux myself which is also partly why I like Web Development since it is easy to do from any OS.
I played with Python a little bit on my own.
Previously, I actually got an Associates Degree in Cyber Security which I think was a naive move on my part. I think Cyber Security as a field is generally not for noobies, but maybe if I get proven experience anywhere in programming I can later combine it with my previous security training. Maybe I could have a shot at being a Penetration Tester or something