I’m sticking this in the safecoin category because this topic got me thinking about how farming and data deduplication might affect internet usage for those with data caps. I was reading an article on how telcos are cutting people off due to needing to be home and use the net more thanks to social distancing and how data caps are required to deal with information bottlenecks due to infrastructure not being able to keep up with demand over large distances. Basically in cities data caps can be removed because there are large populations densely packed in a small area. But in rural areas you have small populations spread out over large areas utilizing information data hubs that can’t handle the data load. Enter the SAFE network. Could the decentralized nature of the SAFE network solve this problem thereby allowing people to upload and download data along lateral networks thanks to things like deduplication etc. Or will the requirement of farming constantly drive up the cost of hosting a node and using the network?
PS I will post the link in a bit but my phone is being annoying at the moment and won’t let me paste the link.