Oooooohh ! Finally someone put it in an intelligent, REALISTIC way !.....Cheers mate !
There's no conspiracy theory at all, it's all proven facts, especially for someone who knows some history and had worked in some IT company for some time....it's the reality of finance and marketing, and happens all the time, from since the early days.
There had been so many innovative, imaginary ideas and products that have been severely ostracized, thwarted, and slowed down to a point that it was impossible to product or finish or get financed, because some tech giant who already had the monopoly of a product did not wanted to have competitors who pushed something 20 years ahead.
Some examples: C=/Amiga Inc. (a 20 years ahead computer/Os in the 80's), Blackberry (As soon as they started using one of the best realtime multitasking Os in the market, QNX, and made a great tablet with it), only to cite a couple, the list could be made interminable ...
This is a subject that requires a great capacity for broad views and to put together a large number of elements, to obtain the big picture, but unfortunately some folks just stays in their little world, a kindergarten like space where they just want their baby food and impatiently wait and protest if it doesn't come after a while.
It is always the same outcome....if people start to realize what power they have against corporations, stop buying useless products over and over again, stopping being catched by the hype and marketing shit, and supporting/buying only really innovative products, created from visionary people who view better things for humanity, instead of the enslaving toys made to become useless and requiring to be changed every year just to feed these corporation's greed for money, things would change in a matter of no time, and visionary startups would flourish and take the lead..
Conspiracy theory ? Maybe....just a way of seeing things (only difference is how you observe it wide view or narrow view), unfortunately, most people who warned us about things like these, and there have been many since mid 1900...got mostly unheard, but their predictions have become reality and the order of the day, now. (1984 anyone ?...)
P.S.- By the way I agree completely about the 4K/BE thing.