Suppose I was representative of a large company. Lets say, Boeing Aircraft. I travel to other countries to develop aircraft sales, at least in the hundreds of millions of dollars. I have competitors who want to know all the details of potential contracts, so they can make a better offer. I have governments which have a hand in the pie. Investors around the world want to know that a contract will, or will not be signed. so they can jump the market for investment.
I would need to use Qubes on the machine that I communicate with my home office. My primary contacts at the home office would need Qubes, (Secretary. Managers) because Security requires both ends are secure.
I like to think of this group, because it is the business users who could fund the development of Qubes to make it more accessible for everyone.
How about a University student, who has an idea which can be developed. From Junior High school on I knew a fellow who used to brag his IQ was = well high. He believed that he was entitled to the successes of other people. That is Money. He was smart enough to insert himself between a creator of value, and someone who would pay for work, ideas. To put the money in his own pocket.
More common is the bright university student, who, the moment he graduates, to work for any company he must sign away any potential idea and patent rights. Perhaps an engineer who will be a cog, and his financial successes is mostly marking time to get a retirement. Today companies like to dump their experienced workers, who are aging into vesting into the retirement funds. into unemployment, so their retirement is the minimal government provided retirement.
I like people who can create value, who can enjoy their success. These people make life better for all the rest of us. They need a secure means to develop their projects, communicate their ideas such that they can succeed.
Anyone whose financial success in life is large enough they need to protect themselves from thieves. Which become more a product of how easy it is to use a secure computer product than how truly large their bank, investment accounts are.
Anyone for whom they do not want to be annoyed by “Surveillance Capitalism.” If it is reasonably easy, which for the average user today, I am not sure Qubes is.
I believe it implicit in this conversation, that there are substantial numbers of people whose knee jerk reaction to the word Encryption is, If a person is not doing anything illegal, they do not need Encryption, all that Security stuff.
So they must be up to no good, so no one should be developing or using computer software.
Want banks to run without Encryption?
If you believe that you are entitled to keep what you have earned, accomplished; Those people need to practice good computer security.
Human Sanity. Well, must be an expert who can write about loss of privacy for all peoples, instead of me.
I have the right to protect myself from those people who choose to believe, decide that they know, what I think, and that must be such a danger that they should take action against my well being.
For some, It is ease of use that will define whether they use Qubes.
I also lock my front door when I leave the house.
Must be a more succinct way to say all this.