Follow Yeah. I don't know how you'd get there from here, given our current computing systems really assume a heterogeneous language ecosystem with C as the common lingua franca, and C can't enforce things like that.

Maybe the answer is to rebuild on top of something that can, Smalltalk-style? (Or maybe something like WASM/WASI... less fine-grained but it's still doing capabilities at the module level, and seems like a smaller lift from where we are now.)

· · Web · 1 · 0 · 0 Oh how I want to see what we could have had if the industry had branched off at Smalltalk rather than UNIX though.

It strikes me that what was shown in this video is 1) more impressive than much of what we do on PCs today and 2) could all be done without ambient authority.

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