I am Keith, from New York for 2 years of my life... but reside in Florida mostly, including now (but probably change, soon). I'm 30 and still living with my heart-diseased mother, working as a cashier etc. at Wal-Mart (of all places...), though have started to find ways to save/earn even more money—ironically (or, not so surprisingly) thanks solely to Bitcoin-related websites. I worked on free transcriptions in 2008-2009 for Zeitgeist's movement, and watched Alex Jones videos with fervor for 2 years around then, though stopped updating myself on both of their statuses several years ago. (OK I still reluctantly look at the latter every so often... call me a crazy nut job; I can 95% tell what's going to be talked about based on the title of their videos, so I check 5% whenever I do browse them.)
I was slightly intrigued by some of the hollers in 2014 December from Poloniex's chat box (the name of the coin having a peculiar ring to it), but didn't fully look into it until very quickly later, when forum member SilasB (whom I've known since High School; and he posted in this thread a year ago; also I'm obscenely late to this party!) e-mailed me everything about Maidsafe and the SAFE Network.
It's been so long since then that I kind of have forgotten about the stream of feelings that led me where I still am now. But I fully supported only this technology very soon after, caring about no other thing. At the very beginning I was lazy, sat around looking at the price, as well as having started to tell my day-trading buddy/others about it and how it would be amazing.
I got in very early, but not the earliest I could've, since all I was doing was telling others about it: again, too lazy to put in the money yet, and still kick myself a tiny bit for not getting in at the 3000s (which we're funnily enough still at—in a way, logically so, since almost nothing has been publicly released yet, though IMO it appears as though awareness through higher level news breaks is already beginning their occurrence).
Along with an incredible amount of things changing for me already in 2016 (and probably millions of people, really, if not the whole planet), the release absolutely slated for this year will have me planning/doing many great projects for the adoption of the Network's very safe/convenient secured private autonomous revolutionary technology. Telling others how they'll be able to earn money is most of the reason anyone will ever need to convince people to use it. (The technical newness, though, no matter how easy it's made to use by the time of release, could prove to be a tiny hurdle.)
I'm absurdly bad at programming for how many classes of it I've taken. I have such interest here, though, that it's a little bit of a relief that I get to learn about very complex (to me) technological vernaculars. It's still way over my head, but I'm going to start looking up definitions for everything that "I think I know" but really do not. (I'll still never be able to program in RUST, unless a miracle of miracles happens, let alone RUST + Maidsafe's endeavors.)