I have a problem getting my head around the SAFE Network, and I am have a particular problem about how things are actually controlled.
describes how membership of the SAFE Network will be controled, and suggests the following:
- Don’t blindly add all new vaults
- Balanced relocation
- Node ageing
My confusion arises from the SAFE Network FAQ that is recommended for beginners
This states that an
Autonomous Network is one which has no human gatekeepers. Anyone is able to join and -crucially - no one can be prevented from taking part. … it also constantly reassigns to different groups in order to provide total security and privacy at all times.
The two statements taken together imply that the intention is to have:
An automatic (non-human) decision whether to allow access to the SAFE Network.
An automatic (non-human) decision to create balanced relocation.
An automatic (non-human) decision to take node ageing into account.
My problem is getting my head around whether any of these aims are actually achievable in a real world setting.
For example, they imply setting up a system that has no human control whatsoever.
That seems fine in theory, but in practice is horrendously difficult to do without errors. However much you tweak the system in its beta phase, once you release the production phase, by definition you then lose control. The Network has to be 100% right first time. Not 99%, but 100%!.
If it is not 100% right first time, which I believe is impossible, the SAFE Network will need some form of adjustment in due course. I understand that most adjustments will be done automatically via an algorithm, but unless that algorithm can 100% predict all future events, there will still need to be human manual adjustments made at some time in the future.
The problem I can’t get my head around is that it seems extremely unlikely that the SAFE Netwok will never need human adjustment over time, but if there is a means of adjustment there will also be a means of hacking the system.