In 1973, no less. http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc439.html
What do you mean harvesting large amounts of spider silk is impractical? We have farm designs already. http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/DF2010:Giant_cave_spider#Farming_Silk
After all, I use Opera.
It could just as easily be seen as a security feature. Drawing the shades is easier than encasing your room in Faraday cage. And while I'm at it, since when do hospitals ban Wi-Fi? The ones I've been around (Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston & St. Elizabeth's) have all offered it for patient and visitor use.
It will never see widespread adoption because the unwashed masses will think it causes cancer.
At this point, a 10 Gb/s peripheral is excessive -- not even SATA-6 can do that. Granted, Thunderbolt could be used internally, but can flash even get those speeds? Hard disks sure can't.
SENTRY SAPPIN' MY SPY?