I just don't think it wise to bank on private systems--not buying Ayn Rand hoo-ha
I'm not sure I understand your point. Are you suggesting that government agencies invented all the things you have linked articles on? A photo caption from the first article states: "Volatile NASA funding makes it vital that alternate sources of funds are obtained."
The US government has historically shown a great lack of foresight in many important technologies, scrambling to catch up when it is almost too late.