No, I don’t live in a trailer in the mountains of Montana…but over the years there have always been rumors of that great invention that never saw the light of day because Government/Big Business/Bill Gates or whoever bought it and tucked away the plans in the basement.
My one close encounter with such an invention was in the 60’s when a man told me of a great car oil filter than used a simple roll of toilet paper in a cartridge. He claimed you would only need to change oil every 100,000 miles, but the patent was bought by “the oil companies” so that they could continue to sell oil to us on a more regular basis.
Truth or the ravings of a madman? I do not know.
So the real question is: Are there/were there any such great inventions that were sold outright to big business to ensure the status quo?
(If you have proof, that would be nice to know.)