I expect that in the future when you buy a game on steam that there will be a "play instantly" option. Maybe you can even rent games this way, or subscribe to the service. But by decoupling where the game runs from where it is played, it doesn't matter what architecture or OS the user has. Cloud gaming in other words. Probably something little more complex than a chromecast or raspberry pi would be capable of serving as a streaming client and I imagine that Microsoft, Sony, Valve, Google, Apple all have their eyes set on something of that nature.
TrueCrypt is exactly getting this treatment, crowd funding style.
After how many years? Truecrypt has been out for a decade, meets the definition of open source, and despite its relatively modest size is only now receiving audit to see if the source can be trusted and that the binaries everyone has been using were actually built from it.
As such I wouldn't hold much faith that just because Cyanogenmod is open that suddenly it's more secure than a proprietary product. It might be and open source is good for a raft of reasons, but I suspect anyone who wanted to throw an exploit could still bury it in plain sight if they wished. Cyanogenmod has a penchant for integrating bells and whistles so it might not even be somewhere obvious either.
At least this TextSecure protocol appears to be competently written though it does require some manual verification to prevent man in the middle attacks.
Cures are not perpetually profitable. Only treatments are.
Well that's a particularly cretinous argument. Purely from a profit perspective which is better for doctors, hospitals, "big pharma" and insurers - a dead kid or someone who is cured and goes on to live another 70 years, requiring all kinds of medical interventions during that time not just for himself but for any children he may have?
It is for this and a multitude of other every day scenarios that it is unlikely a vehicle like this is coming any time in the foreseeable future. Self drive will most likely mean advanced driving modes, which might include hands free driving in some limited and controlled circumstances. It will also most likely require a conscious and unimpaired driver behind the wheel to take over at very short notice.