Title may be a bit strong but if I am not mistaken a group of people in the forum think there will be strong uptake for SAFE by large corporations.
Look at the NSA. It kept wanting us to use shorter encryption keys that it obviously could crack. It may have more viable quantum computers. It may be privy to breakthroughs in prime number theory. It seems to have a backdoor in every Windows system and hardware trojans built into standard hardware at the firmware level. Its been spying on all US domestic citizens with PRISM and if its anything like the Brit system its been listening to us through our smart phones even when they’re turned off. And it wouldn’t be surprising at all to learn that Face Book was just its effort to learn about everyone’s social connections, at least initially.
So that’s the NSA. But should we have been surprised when we learned that it used Chinese hardware to spy on the Chinese and that backfired (if it was another intelligence agency are we to presume the NSA was too smart for this, CIA head got burned over his own work email) or surprised that it used the private contractor (out sourced it seems to Italian firm) Hacker Team to help it spy on everyone and then it was learned that Hacker Team put in a back door that was compromised- spread around over possibly a long period of time. It seems as if the NSA has become a transparency virus. Notice how bitterly the US complains about the Chinese stealing US IP. That may be reference to trade secret losses. Well if the NSA had a backdoor to everything but was itself backdoor(ed) and its private keys to everything were spread around through the use of that back door or something like that- kind of like MS losing its source code prior to Vista but so, so much worse and maybe through such back doors- then it seems the NSA likes to have access to everything but is otherwise very careless and doesn’t care much about who gets hurt, it just wants access at all costs.
When this stuff about capitulating tech firms started to get out made Microsoft made a very bold well done commercial video saying it would never fall prey to this stuff and would fight back vigorously in every way. And a little while later in its EULA we have MS seeming to admit that its been this stuff since at least Win 7 but we are supposed to ignore it because they will give you Win 10 for free and MS is getting more open source friendly? Apple seems to have fared possibly slightly better. But in general these firms roll over for the government’s constant audit. The US, UK, now Australia- its the preemptive war states.
To do otherwise with states that believe in preemptive war (and by implication terror- drone strikes etc.) is to incur the wrath of the government and probably lose government contracts and lose revolving door connections and maybe even lose lobbying power. Its still sort of strange, if we have the best government money can buy and its ruled by money (not sustainable) why would the Fortune 1000 spy on itself? Is this government that isn’t completely puppetized? No its simply the kind of power corporate players think they are entitled to and when they go through the revolving door they think they can demand it. The Fortune 1000 are monopoly or oligopoly players in their home markets, and they can lose that status if they annoy their domestic government in the wrong way.
But its this kind of limited response potential that makes it seems like the corporate world’s days are numbered. Let me apologize for everything I was totally wrong about or clueless about in advance. All I am saying is the notion that the Fortune 1000 would use or want to use a truly secure network even for misdeeds seems like utter rubbish on it its face. They are even more broken than entities like the NSA with its total access zero accountability approach. At least with the NSA its environment of circular national security claims to prevent discussion understandably led to its lopsided approach. Corporations only care about profit for their disconnected rent seekers, if the issue isn’t in their puppet media it doesn’t exist and can’t be addressed so they think its not their problem and they don’t care about it. The NSA’s problem only mattered when it somehow got covered by the puppet media (infighting or bits of functional net working,) but we still have at least half the Patriot Act and apparent back doors in Windows continues etc.
The NSA has a we’re watching you so we can black mail you effect. According to Richard David Steele all US intelligence despite employing as many people as Walmart has something like a 1% or less effectiveness or return rate on investment. The results get put into a magazine that a President may read or may not. But corporations if they can get access to that blackmail data can keep their people in line and subordinate and maybe with all the back doors the NSA possibly left laying around they’ve had access. They won’t use SAFE it would be against the core of their culture. Again, sorry if I am fool and I have no clue what I am talking about on the intelligence side, I am still pretty sure I am right about the corporates. For instance, unsanctioned tax evasion is total delusion, not enabled by stuff like SAFE, it won’t be revving up the Cayman islands. They won’t use SAFE coin either, they will use the standard the 9 major global banks are developing out of bit coin so they can help support negative interest theft and other corporate culture friendly approaches. Remember, gov is the top of the power greed scale in their mind, they don’t defy it.