I was just thinking. Once the SAFE net is up and running could a parallel SAFE net be developed to run on the clear net. It would be clearly understood it would not be anonymous or secure. But what I’m thinking is you could set up an app or DAO to crowdfund clear net storage in a similar manner to the SAFE net and perhaps include some of the deduplication tech. Or set up the clearnet site to reference files on the SAFE net like videos and apps the same way other clearnet sites today embed youtube videos and flash applications. So instead of sending you to youtube they’d open up SAFE net app and play the video off the SAFE network for you, thus freeing up resources for the clear net site.
A website cost fiat because it costs so many computer resources to host servers and what not. So similar to the SAFE network the DAO could charge users in safecoin based on the percentage of the server resources they used times the current price for those resource in safecoin. So if you’re using 1% of the servers total usage that translates into a dollar amount which is then charged to the user in safecoin.
You might even be able to write the program to act as a proxie uploading agent so people could log in with their SAFE account, upload files to the app from the safenetwork then the app posts the files to the clear net for the user so that their anonymity is at least partially protected. Granted anything connecting to the clear net is not secure. The app could be hacked. The files that are being uploaded could be hacked. But from the clearnet’s perspective they couldn’t tell who posted what because all the app knows is they received a certain list of files and safecoin from some anonynmous users on the SAFE network. And that’s if the app connects the data to the list of users authorized to upload.
You could have two separate apps working in tandem. One keeps track of the users and their finances and stays completely on the SAFE network. Then when they upload their data that data is then downloaded off the SAFE network, encrypted, and sent to the “production line” app as a set list of files to be published. The publishing app never sees who these files belong to. It just gets instructions on where and what to publish. Build site to these specification, uploading these files, in emply slot A, B, or C. If the website happens to have “David Irvine” or “Happybeing” or “Blindsite” on the side the publishing app can’t tell, nor can it confirm or deny the files actually came from any particular user, as it’s just doing a paint by the numbers routine. If the data gets deleted or censored on the clear net it still exists on the SAFE network and can be reuploaded. If the site gets taken down by the feds it can quickly be reinitialized at a new domain.
So what do you think? Is it feasible or am I totally nuts? I wasn’t exactly sure where to put this as it’s a bit more than an app.