I don’t proclaim to understand the full aspects of the energy consumption connected to running a block chain, SAFE network, nor am I any sort of system engineer and a bit of a newbie to this all. But, I see this point raised across the crypto community about striking the energy balance. I understand that farming for the SAFE network consumes the unused space from the HDD of a user’s computer, which may have to be operational for up to 24hrs a day, I’m unsure of this, so please forgive me if I am wrong. The cost per user for energy consumption for farming on the network would be directly linked into the computer’s electricity usage. So, when the ‘farmer’ receivies the electricity bill, thus deducting the normal household usage, one would have the cost of using, farming/working the network left, just applying logic?
But, if the person has access to ‘free energy’, as in solar energy, or wind energy in some form, fuelling their electricity usage, then the cost becomes minimal if nothing at all. By connecting the free energy around us to this vision of a crypto society seems a must for our future. I see both industries becoming one further down the line, if not already as I have not carried out any research whether anyone is currently doing this. It’s speculative as to how much energy it consumes until the SAFE network is up and fully operational, then objectively one can see. We have nothing else to compare this to except the fiat monetary system and bitcoin, but I just have a feeling that we are in the right time, at the right place to strike the best balance that everyone agrees with, which could be zero cost for the SAFE system in the years to come (I know that sounds crazy, had just read about zero-point https://www.inverse.com/article/35077-wtf-is-zero-point-energy). Like I said I have no technical knowledge, I just see a lot of chatter about energy consumption for working the crypto systems, and I also see how we are extracting more energy in a greener and cheaper way with new findings, so will the two sectors meet in the middle down the line, MAIDbe?
Just typing out loud over coffee and contemplation on this lovely Saturday afternoon.