I posted this on Friendica awhile ago and am reposting it here for discussion. Also there’s been some discussion on here about safecoin taxes which is quite disturbing to me and I’d like to offer a voluntary alternative to that which would be money/funding pools. (I’m working on the vocabulary but it’s the same concept). Anyway here’s the post.
You know #maidsafe is more than just a way to #decentralize
data, it’s a way to create a low income assistance program. Think about
it for a minute, think about how ubiquidous computers are these days.
If you have a computer, a cell phone, laptop, or anything that can run
maidsafe, you can generate an income. It might not be a huge income
depending on the speed of your device and the trading prices of
currencies but it’s still an income. If someone produces enough they can
increase their production rate. If you have funds you can buy someone
on low income a divice and they can then start generating revenue.
Moreover the maidsafe network could additionally be used to allocate
funds to those in need using bitcoin transfers and funding pools (by
funding pool I mean an account or other entiity that people send money
to which then redistributes money to a list of users according to a
given ruleset. Kind of like a monotary version of a mailing list). This
would be easy to engineer in the maidsafe environment given a) it’s
inherent decentralized anonymity and security and b) it’s encouraging
and incentivizing of developement of new applications.
Of course the concept of money/funding pools and the like could be
applied to anything that taxation is currently used for I just used
income assistance because that’s what I was thinking of. It’s basically
just the core concept of #crowdfunding
and redistribution. The difference being it’s totally voluntary in it’s
design and for those that subscribe to it be it giving or receiving.
I would also like to point out that for the above reasons I find the suggestiion of making maidsafe invite only distasteful because it could and very possibly would exclude low income or no income participants.