Rust was created by Modzilla for Firefox as a replacement for C++
It shines in areas like mobile, where performance matters.
Has emphasis on 'safe code'. "With "safe code," objects are managed by the programming language from the beginning to the end. The developer doesn't o any pointer arithmetic or manage memory, as can be necessary in C or C++ programs."
Luke Dashjr has publicly 'warned' people about Rust saying: "it's not possible to compile Rust code, without trusting a third-party Rust compiler binary. There is only one Rust compiler, and itself written in Rust, so a recursive backdoor cannot be ruled out."