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The surveillance state is leading to a situation where the entire country distrusts the government.
Umm, that boat sailed a couple of years ago. I don't believe anyone really trusts the gov at this point, and that's not a good state of affairs.
Companies are more important than individuals. They generate more tax revenue than any single citizen. The government will side with business over any two-bit shit costumer any day of the week, and with good reason.
Um, there's no good reason you've listed there. Protecting income is not what the government should be about at all, and is a good reason to ditch it.
the coatings are derived from edible materials
Allegedly so are hotdogs and white bread.
But but but... USB 3.0 is the snizzle! Or so everyone says.
I personally think USB should be retired to the same place as IDE, RLL, ATA and all those other bad idea shared bus solutions. The only ones that worked well, IMNSHO, are SCSI type solutions, including SATA, which can now be overwhelmed by a couple of top end SSDs running in RAID0.