Originally Posted by southernyankey1970
If you think about current technology and what is available to the general public, and I mean REALLY think about it with respect to the current mindset of our Government...How could you possibly believe that they would ever allow the general population to have access to anything remotely near the capabilities of what they have access to?....It will simply never happen!
Think about this way... 1% of the World's population controls 99% of the World's wealth. It's a very small and exclusive club and we are not invited!
Let's just say for examplethat you are a prodigy and you invented an encryption algorithim that the NSA could not break...
You would be bought off, controlled, or locked away forever ...Period!
You really know nothing about this topic, do you?
Do you know what NP-Hard is? Do you know how crypto even works? You obviously do not so you should ask your "relatives with high level clearance" to teach you. If there weren't any encryption algorithms that worked, then the Internet would not work for banking, communication, etc. Furthermore, if there were not sound crypto.... then how would the NSA or military operate? The NSA leaks even confirmed the mathematics are still sound. Please read up on "Kerckhoffs's principle".
If you knew anything about technology and government.... well.... yeah. Most of technology developments are not solely hardware anymore... it's software! Who do you think develops and thinks up most of this software? Google/Facebook/Yahoo technology helped allow the NSA created their data farms. Google has been doing MapReduce for 12-15 years. NSA has been doing it for 5-8 years at most.
These technologies have changed datacenters:
Software Defined Networking
Solid State Storage
NSA didn't create these.... but they do use them....
I hope you realize that the public and private companies have data process and mining capabilities exceeding the NSA.Edited by DuckieHo - 3/21/14 at 2:15pm