There's a growing debate amongst governments and activist groups world wide about encryption, or more specifically if strong encryption should be outlawed or provided with back doors to allow government departments such as law enforcement access for investigations.
We ill just like to point out that most views or arguments on this topic is made on the assumption that technology will stay constant without improvements on the current state.
For if one takes into account the advances of technology, one would see that we are approaching an era on which one would move from chat programs such whatsapp towards a more integrated technology that can communicate our intentions rather than our messages, we are starting to see this with AI Assistance such as Siri.
Then one would see that encryption will and must form the basis of all communication for it will become very dangerous to communicate in any other way.
In conclusion maybe the American gorvenment and any other government might do better by continuing to do what they do best, funding the advances of this technologies as its the only safe way for society to continue in a safe path.