""The goal here isn’t to keep the NSA out, because realistically they will find a way in if they really care about you. The goal is to raise the cost so that bulk surveillance becomes impossible."
Amen to that. We all knew spy organisation perform spying activities, but we thought/hoped it was targeted on the basis of probable cause and court oversight. By raising the cost of doing so, it becomes targeted again, court or no court."
The internet was built on trust. It's not that ISP's and admins could not snoop your packets, they just weren't interested.
But the NSA and it's partners are like some autistic panoptical senior citizen whose interest in everyone 24/7/365 (not that they'll bother to listen to most of this BS, they just want it, "just in case" someone turn out to be a "threat" in 20 or 30 or more years). If there was a human following you around like they do you'd be straight down to a court to get a restraining order, and rightly so.
It's time to start working (and delivering) the next generation of secure and private internet protocols, which balance legitimate access to law enforcement (with a warrant issued for due cause) and the 99.97% (that's roughly the percentage of the UK MI5 did not think were potential terrorists) whose business should be none og GCHQ's.