From: World of Wall Street
Editorial Note: The following report was researched by MRS Research Group on 'Survival Strategies,' in the dynamic market of software, specifically that which is embedded.
"Embedded software is computer software, written to control machines or devices that are not typically thought of as computers. It is typically specialized for the particular hardware that it runs on and has time and memory constraints. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with firmware, although firmware can also be applied to ROM-based code on a computer, on top of which the OS runs, whereas embedded software is typically the only software on the device in question.
A precise and stable characteristic feature is that no or not all functions of embedded software are initiated/controlled via a human interface, but through machine-interfaces instead.
Manufacturers 'build in' embedded software in the electronics of e.g. cars, telephones, modems, robots, appliances, toys, security systems, pacemakers, televisions and set-top boxes, and digital watches, for example. This software can be very simple, such as lighting controls running on an 8-bit microcontroller with a few kilobytes of memory with the suitable level of processing complexity determined with a Probably Approximately Correct Computation framework (a methodology based on randomized algorithms), or can become very sophisticated in applications such as airplanes, missiles, and process control systems.[5"]
This should give us pause for thought. Companies which provide this kind of software are less visible than those which are part of the energy infrastructure, such as oil companies, and their involvement in the production of weapons systems is obscured. But along with the toys and consumer goods our nation depends on embedded software for drones, along with other weapons systems - and the Department of Defense is moving toward a strategy which eliminates the human factor with its increase in robotics.
These steps systematically eliminate the oversight of the human conscience. In reviewing the companies named notice those which supplied the systems which made the continued deaths of innocents in the recent wars.
Green Hills Software was an early, and preferred provider of these systems.
Dr. Robert Hare, the widely respected authority on Psychopathy has recommended all corporate officers be tested for the Characteristics of Psychopathy.
One company referred to in the report, Green Hills Software, Inc., has a history which includes actions by its senior officers which reflect characteristics which fall within the definition of the condition in its corporate actions and also in the ways its technology has been utilized by its customers, including the Department of Defense.
It is time to follow Dr. Hare's advice and demand corporate officers for all DoD Contractors and those used by companies which are DoD Contractors, we tested for the condition.
Only the acts of men and women of conscience, such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon, have slowed the rush toward a corporate state which exemplifies all of these characteristics, reflecting the minds of their officers. We therefore suggest this factor be taken up in all future reports.