One thing that people tend to get hung up on when thinking of Safe is that it is an app or a company like dropbox or Storj.
I like to think of Safe more as a protocol. I try to explain to people that Maidsafe the company created a new internet protocol/network called the SAFE network. I don’t think the network is focused just on file storage and/or privacy, those are just features it happens to provide.
The Safe Network is competing with the way data is stored, transported and accessed, essentially it is competing with (or an alternative to) the structure and function of the entire current internet as a whole.
I think any other project or company is not necessarily a competitor, but an alternative, and I think we will find more often than not that they can find value in integration with SAFE and vice versa. As people continue to figure out how to use the network to its full potential, we are going to see some amazing things happen.