Chapter 40: Game Development
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
“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?”
“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
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
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? 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
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 . ”