I am trying to understand the core goals of SAFE Network at the time it launches.
I have read the 20 fundamentals, the safe network primer, the roadmap, and other sources. What should be achieved is generally mixed with how it is achieved, making it more difficult to extract the core goals (the “what” only).
@dirvine’s post https://metaquestions.me/2017/08/12/the-impossible-network/ points out the core idea. However, the assumed meaning of “network” seems very broad. (A combination of a network’s functions compute and storage could perhaps make the word network even include autonomous AI, but that would obviously not be in scope for the first SAFE Network at launch.)
How could we describe the scope of the core functions of the first SAFE Network iteration (at launch)? Below is a first attempt to cover the core functionality, excluding non-essential, or derived features:
de-centralize ownership of certain network functions so that they cannot be changed or disabled by any group of actors.
a. function: identity proofing
b. function: access control
c. function: communication
d. function: information storage
protect all information perpetually* from unintended access, interception, tampering, or deletion.
preserve stored information, global access, and end-to-end communication perpetually* and for free**
provide a digital medium of exchange
*) perpetual means TBD years
**) free, except for the cost of broadband access and user terminal.
Left for the future:
1e. function: computation
Does this look right?