I was responding to someone over in Matrix with the following, which I’ve always wanted to post here but was too lazy so finally here is just my opinion on the topic:
personally i feel that at the bare minimum in order to achieve actual use, it would require, a flashy marketed hardware device set-top box that you would be able to buy in any electronics store, where all the shilly language on the box is along the lines of “just plug in and start earning money”
this set-top box would basically just be a sort of stand alone RAID device witjh hot-swappable (upgradable) HDD bays, with the firmware running a Safe network vault, which would need to be able to update itself from the network so that it requires zero user interaction
the user would access everything from the web browser on whatever device they use, the coins they earn from that device providing storage (farming), the Safe mail app, messaging app, Safe sites, storage app, and everything else
to me if this all doesnt happen within like a year after launch, then the safe network will most likely end up like Tor/i2p has over the past decade, a very tiny fraction of each countries privacy concious people being the only ones to do the effort to install and use it
no matter how amazing everything the safe network is doing is… the braindead population wont care less unless they see a rainbox colored box in walmart with “buy this get free money” spattered all over it.