- indeed SAFE can grown to a certain size on free capacity
- beyond that people will have to buy extra hardware
Besides there may be an opporunity cost here: people could choose join FreeNET instead or use that space for BitTorrent files.
…and the question which I wanted to answer is this: under the assumption of constant cost of Gb/year to farmers can the system maintain a constant cost for consumers?
LIkewise we can ask: again under the assumption of constant cost of keeping Gb/year to farmers how would the cost to clients behave should the amount of data put into the system daily remain constant?
V'(t) = K amount of data added per day
P(t) * V'(t) = C * V money paid by external clients at this moment in time
so solving this
P(t) * K = C * K * t
P(t) = C * t
ok - so in this case the price grows in a linear manner
What I mean is that in my model the average costs collectively incurred by the farmers are exactly compensated by the revenue in dollars that the network collectively earns.
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If this were to happen, then yes its a problem to the computing world … But I can guarantee that unless there is some economy collapse that is not happening for many years[/quote]
Indeed. But who can guarantee the said economy collapse is not waiting around the corner? In my humble opinion the goal of building an alternative internet which can only thrive in days of boom is not noble enough. I think that a more noble goal would be to build an alternative internet which would be able to live in the days of bust as well.
In fact in days of bust there may be even more need for it. The workers will need to collaborate to protect their rights. Small time earners will need every chance to pick up an extra penny. Some of the services available today for free may become unavailable because of the big Co providing them may run out of cash.
I would like to thank you again, Fergish, for useful links. However I can not but help being puzzled at your lastest statement. How can anonymous transactions be irrelevant to “pay per year per Gb” topic? Suppose we upload a big file like a movie and associate a wallet with that movie. Then I anonymously make a payment into that wallet. Does that not mean that now this movie can be kept in SAFE for another year without it being linked to my identity? And next year I pay into that wallet again - and the movie will stay online for another year?