The best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.
Any operating system without a browser is going to be fucking out of business. Should we improve our product, or go out of business?
I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time.
Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.