I have interests in philosophy (mostly identify with libertarian/anarcho-capitalist or voluntaryist ideas), music, and nature. I became very interested in the natural design science of permaculture and I have been studying/practicing it at home for about 4 years. I eventually received a permaculture certification through a Permaculture Design Course a couple years ago. Some of the principles of permaculture that apply to MaidSafe are redundancy, cooperative groups, multiple roles (personas), diversity of actors, etc. These natural properties strengthen the network and make single points of failure rare or impossible.
I want to help develop ways to replace the need for centralization politically, mentally, economically and technologically. I want to launch an internet that can never be taken down, censored, spied upon, or stolen through. Perhaps someday an OS which runs from the SAFE network and is validated by it would be a way to eliminate the spying done through the computer itself, but this network can solve much of the outside threats to data management and transfer right away.
I have the source building and am exciting to have tested the simple key/value store example program as a local network of console apps.