However, what do you think politicians will do, after their "24/7 Monitoring" laws fail to stop the next terrorist attack?
They'll blame the ordinary citizen.
They'll claim that everyone is using encryption, VPNs, TOR, etc. to thwart the government.
Their solution(s) will inevitably lead to dumb terminals and a Cloud-based OS.
"The only way to make you peasants tow the line, is to take away various pieces of hardware and software."
"Don't worry you can buy these new "Officially Approved" devices."