The raw materials are free for the taking (generously supplied by mother nature). Getting them where you want in a form you want is the expensive part.
That's why they call it youTUBE, duh.
Have you considered taking these Java programmers and training them for more complex work?
In some languages you can create your own types. So you can have a variable A that is type meters and B of type feet. If you try to assign A to B or vice versa without explicitly typecasting (letting the compiler know you intended to do this, which comes in handy in conversion functions), the compiler will produce an error. It's a safety mechanism. You're not forced to use this feature but if you do it can help.
...to send everything it knows about me to government agents and hackers. My primary security practice is being too boring to care about.
You can have all the innovation you want, but innovation isn't enhanced by allowing you to confuse meters with feet or by allowing you to divide by zero. Certain thing should always be forbidden if they can be detected by the compiler and the compiler can be helped by language rules amenable to correctness. This doesn't limit innovation it just minimizes obvious (or not) flaws.
The code may be technically correct but if it is hard to read it will also be hard to update in a safe and efficient manner. If you think code never has to be updated then you haven't been working in software long.
But what if I WANT to design my bridge wrong? What if I want my blueprints to be misunderstood so that it could be built incorrectly and collapse after the first good thunderstorm? I should be allowed to do that right?
That's basically what you're arguing.
Ada (not ADA) is widely used in the Aerospace industry if that's what you mean.
I better get my pre-order in now!
Our petrol costs $NZ2.20/L. It's been over $2 for years now.
Our gasoline costs $7.24/gallon. It's been over $6.50 for years now.
My eyes! The goggles do nothing!
Diablo 3 is better now. Or so I've heard. I was gifted it and its expansion not long ago and it's just as fun as the first two but with better graphics and sound.
You can use a T-Mobile phone as a hotspot. It's $10 a month.
What makes a language good? I'd argue that most will let you do what you want. And you may be proficient in any given language. But what makes one language better than another is the following.
When you are given someone else's unintentionally screwed up code, is the language easy to understand so that you can find the bug(s) in a reasonable amount of time? Does the language disallow questionable code so that the other guy is less likely to screw up in the first place?
I'm fairly certain that if I'm the only person working on a project C++ would be great. Not my first choice but not bad by any stretch. But if I have to debug someone else's code, C++ would not be fun.