George Hotz had already tried to collaborate with Elon Musk at the time of Tesla: on that occasion, however, the contract was skipped because the terms of the hiring were not clear.
George “Geohot” Hotz he was the first person in the world that we know of who managed to complete the jailbreak of the Apple operating system on an iPhone. And he managed to do it at 17, when Steve Jobs had just presented the first smartphone ever produced by Cupertino. By jailbreak we mean a violation of the operating system that allows you to enter options not provided by the parent company. The feat immediately projected him into the Olympus of hackers, a place from which he decided to come down to Earth to go and work at Twitter.
Gehot is part of first batch of hires which came after the mass layoffs decided by Elon Musk and after the wave of resignations that arrived with theor or of the new CEO. Musk had asked the remaining employees if they were ready to work in hardcore mode for the company. He will now work for 12 weeks at Twitter, although the terms of his contract are not yet clear. The journalists of The Verge they tried to ask the social network’s headquarters for confirmation but the team that deals with press relations was swept away by the layoffs.
The previous one with Tesla
It’s not the first time Geohot and Musk have worked together. In fact, the entrepreneur had already made the hacker a job offer several years ago but for Tesla. The proposal had not materialized because according to Geohot they were continuing to change the terms of the contract. After the failure to cooperate with Tesla, the hacker had founded Comma.aia company that works in the sector of autonomous driving.
Comma.ai is currently selling a $1,999 developer kit that promises to turn an ordinary car into an autonomous car. The kit is compatible with about 200 different models. Geohot explained that his goal is to contribute to the creation of a new world: “It’s not about accumulating capital in a dead world, it’s about making the world alive”.
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