Man... I am not into IT.. However, I think our communication, network systems and internet devices, all are vulnerable. The more we digitise, I think it can turn into a hostage situation. Such as, controlling our power plants with automation system. A virus, or malware can destroy the city power supply.Believe me, it doesn't take a lot of money to devise the two fundamental elements of the classical computer : the microprocessor and the operating system.
For the OS you will need any computer, a comfortable compiler set targeting a processor, the processor's emulator, pen and paper, white board ( if you are a team ) and some sleepless nights.
For the processor, again you need pen and paper, design documentation on a computer, white board etc. Once you are ready with the initial design you will need a FPGA board and a PC to prototype the processor. And if you are collaborating with a college you may get a discount on the FPGA board. This will not be out of reach for any college.
Twice or thrice I have tagged @Baz2020 but got no reply from him. Some time ago he had posted on PDF calling for Pakistanis to contribute to the design of a new, from-scratch-designed Pakistani OS that he called MarkhorOS.
@WebMaster @ps3linux @fitpOsitive @RealNapster @Jf Thunder @Mentee @Zibago @Goenitz, please see if you can contribute to the devising of a Pakistani processor and OS. It will be a great intellectual challenge.
Then our privacy will be completely dependent on the west/korea/china, and we can easily a digital colony of the system host country.