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I Have A Mansion In The Post-apocalyptic World - Chapter 40

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Chapter 40: Game Development

Translator: Min

His anxiety was unjustified as Jiang Chen's voice was calm and gentle.

But to Du Yongkong's ears...

’’I like the title boss.’’ Jiang Chen smiled as he pulled out a resume and cut

straight to the topic. ’’Du Yongkong, age 30, male, computer major, previously

worked as the chief technology officer at Walkman Technology. Is this

correct?’’

’’Yes...’’ Du Yongkong carefully answered, uncertain about the meaning behind

Jiang Chen's words.

’’That makes things easier then.’’ Jiang Chen got right to the point and threw a

Huawei phone to him. ’’You're going to develop an operating system for me on

this thing. It shouldn't be that difficult for you, right?’’

’’Eh?’’

’’This is an order. I want to hear you answer with certainty.’’ Jiang Chen didn't

waste time with any bullsh*t. He bought these people to work for him, not the

other way around.

’’Yes, yes.’’ Du Yongkong quickly nodded without any attitude that indicated his

former executive position at a top company. Such a laughable dignity had long

vanished in the cruelty of the apocalypse. Jiang Chen now controlled his life,

and his only option was to serve him.

When Jiang Chen saw Du Yongkong's perplexed look, he smiled and walked

over to pat him on the shoulder. He didn't care about the overwhelmed

expression on Du Yongkong's face as he continue to explain.

’’You don't have to be reserved. Do a good job, and I won't let you down.’’

’’I understand, Boss.’’ Du Yongkong sensibly lowered his head.

Jiang Chen nodded before he continued, ’’I have some requirements. Let me

know if you have any difficulties, but you'll have to solve it, understand?’’

’’Yes.’’

’’Good.’’ Jiang Chen was pleased with Du Yongkong's certainty. ’’I don't know

about operating systems, so I only care about the results. I need you to develop

an operating system that has two times the processing power as this system

called Android. At the same time, don't change any of the requirements so that

it remains compatible with all Android and iOS system software. Ask me any

questions you have right now since you won't be seeing me a lot. I want to see

a reliable result by next month.’’

Finishing, he handed him an iPhone that was also brand-new.

Du Yongkong took it and fiddled around on the screen for a bit before a forced

smile appeared on his face.

’’What? Is this too difficult for you?’’ Jiang Chen raised his eyebrows.

’’No, this is too easy.’’ Du Yongkong waved his hands in denial. He was afraid

that his boss would fire him for this kind of easy job that didn't exist even

before the war.

’’Hmm? Then explain.’’ Jiang Chen was quite curious.

Du Yongkong adjusted his glasses as he displayed the phone with the air of a

professional before he started to explain.

’’First, this old operating system should be a product from 150 years ago. The

hardware operating efficiency as well as the human-computer interactive

design are full of flaws.’’

’’Oh? You're saying that the human-computer interface of the iPhone is bad?’’

Jiang Chen couldn't help but laugh at the statement.

Du Yongkong snuck a look at Jiang Chen's expression and when he saw that he

wasn't angry hearing about the flaws of the two operating systems, he began

to explain more in-depth with renewed courage.

’’Regarding hardware operating efficiency, although the logic seems faultless,

there exist unnecessary areas. To put it simply, a logic that can be covered with

just one plus one, due to the limitation of the programming language as well as

the algorithm, becomes muddled when the processor must do some

unnecessary actions. For example, by defining A equals one, B equals one, and

then calculating C equals A plus B to output C equals two as the final result.

This old processing method not only wastes memory, but it also decreases the

operating efficiency of the equipment tremendously.’’

’’Oh? Then how will you take care of it?’’ Jiang Chen asked curiously.

’’This is an easy fix. The ultimate problem lies in the limitation of the

programming language. Although both systems have its pros and cons, they

can't escape the boundary of the lower level programming language. If D++ is

used to program it, some small adjustments to compatibility will solve the

problem. The antique known as the phone would have its operating efficiency

increased by threefold, and the power consumption would also be cut in half.

At the same time, because the drain on the hardware is lessened, the hardware

life would also be extended for a prolonged period.’’

Jiang Chen gasped for air.

This was ridiculous! The hardware operating efficiency increased by three

times? Could it also be compatible with apps from both systems? These two

features alone were already insane. That meant that even with a terrible

phone, they could easily run games previously available only on the iPhone.

This system would start a revolution in the phone gaming industry!

Phone game developers spent an endless amount of effort to decrease memory

usage. To optimize the game, they often had to remove features that enhanced

gameplay and catered towards the general audience. But if this operating

system was introduced, everyone's phone performance would increase by

three times! At that point, the creativity of developers could be fully unleashed,

free to create worlds of imagination that could run on every computer. It was a

technological revolution. iOS and Android would never be able to compete.

’’Regarding human-computer interaction, I recommend maintaining the

status quo since I'm already accustomed to this interface.’’ Jiang Chen paused.

Even if he controlled this man's life, he didn't want to expose his identity to

someone who had yet to prove anything.

’’Trust me, Boss, my design will be much more advanced than this ancient

human-computer interaction method.’’ This former chief of technology officer

was a different and more zealous person when touching on the topic of

technology. ’’Yes, using the touchpad to perform human-computer interaction

is still mainstream even to this day, but this ancient operating system is

inherently different from the operating system used by present-day

entertainment systems.’’

’’What's the difference?’’ Jiang Chen asked curiously.

’’Artificial intelligence!’’

’’Artificial intelligence? Can you create it?’’ Jiang Chen raised his eyebrows.

’’If it is basic artificial intelligence, I'm confident I can create it in a month's

time since all the data is stored in the library's database. I only need to transfer

it.’’ Du Yongkong patted his chest.

’’If artificial intelligence isn't difficult, then why isn't it on the full-sensory

computer?’’ Jiang Chen asked with some confusion. If it was so effective, there

was no reason to not use it on the full-sensory computer.

’’Hmm, that's because the Artificial Intelligence Act prohibited the

development of artificial intelligence. If everything was given to machines to

do, everyone would be unemployed.’’ Du Yongkong shrugged. ’’The artificial

intelligence operating system was popular for a time before it was replaced by

an equally impressive neural operating system. Before the war, artificial

intelligence was only limited to the nuclear power plant, the water treatment

plant, and other government-run infrastructure.’’

’’I see. You talked about basic artificial intelligence. Are there no risks?’’ Jiang

Chen voiced his worry of the artificial intelligence programs potentially

mutating within the modern-day world's internet and developing into a

malicious program. He was reminded of the movie <I, Robot>that portrayed a

world ruled by artificial intelligence.

’’Boss, you are worrying too much.’’ Du Yongkong sighed, guessing at Jiang

Chen's concern. ’’The program is fundamentally a stable program. Even if they

were intelligent, they could never possess emotion or desire. At a basic level, it

can only be what you've programmed it to do. Its intelligence responds to what

you've taught it before. For example, if you hit it, it will not fight back. Its

interest is neither hurt nor would it sense any danger. Unless you specifically

tell it 'if someone hits you, fight back.' Only in this case would it respond with

an action. Self-coding is something only intermediary artificial intelligence

possesses. As for emotions, that's something only advanced artificial

intelligence would have. Even before the war, it was a theoretical concept.’’

Artificial intelligence was fundamentally a more advanced program.

Only after hearing the explanation did Jiang Chen finally feel relieved.

’’Okay, you'll be fully responsible for everything. You're free to try anything

you want. Also, you have to keep in mind that you must ensure the security of

this system! I don't want to hand this phone to someone only to have them

crack the entire operating system and create something similar.’’

Security was of the utmost concern. Jiang Chen didn't want to see the

operating system he brought over to be cracked into an open source within a

few days. Especially if the D++ language was exposed, he would not be able to

explain it.

The best way to program it was to have it be like a black box that only

exchanged information with an external source but did not accept any data

extraction.

Du Yongkong hesitated for a brief second before he smiled and promised.

’’Boss, don't worry! The program I develop will not be easily cracked. Walkman

Technology Corporation's games were all secured by me. Take <Star Storm 7>

for example. It released before the war, but no one in the world has been able

to crack the game yet. For an operating system of this level, this is a piece of

cake to me.’’

This certainly seemed to be the case.

If someone in the modern world had the ability to crack software made by the

chief technology officer from 150 years in the future, it meant that he was also

a time traveler. Jiang Chen would do anything to kill him, but of course, such

scenario would be impossible.

’’Good, if you can do it, it'll be an outstanding achievement! Work hard; I

promise you'll be able to eat meat every meal!’’ Jiang Chen laughed as he patted

Du Yongkong's shoulder.

Hearing about the meat, Du Yongkong was ecstatic. He would never have

dreamed of this before. With a taste of the rewards, Du Yongkong immediately

reaffirmed that he would finish in no time. It was no surprise that he used to

be in management; he was technically skilled but also masterful in kissing ass.

Jiang Chen didn't dislike such clever people.

’’Lastly, for Future Technology's logo, make it look cool so that people think it's

futuristic , but don't overdo it.’’

’’Yes! Boss!’’ the guy belted out.

Jiang Chen nodded his head, pleased at Du Yongkong's confidence. He waved

his hand to signal him to leave.



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