Now, please don’t shoot me… i’m just throwing paint at a wall trying to make shapes…!
Unfortunately, us Tin-hat brigade are quite a small bunch, there’s not that many ‘normies’ who are concerned with privacy and security online. A scary amount of people believe that they have nothing to hide so aren’t concerned that their private information can be accessed so easily.
I mean, when I deleted my facebook/whatsapp accounts 2 years ago my friends and family thought that I was having a crisis, despite explaining why I was doing it. They thought I was strange and suspect for not wanting a company to have free access to every bit of information about me and use my conversations/data/photos in order to advertise to others.
As such, I think the primary goals of Maidsafe may not really be of interest to Joe Public, so is there a ‘selfish’ use of the network that would pique interest?
Maybe something like video streaming as an alternative to Kodi plugins… Phoenix, Exodus and many other plugins have been shut down so there’s definitely an opening.
As I said, I’m just thinking outloud really, as I’m sure for this example would bring unwanted attention from those poor media companies and their legal teams. And I’m sure similarly the Maidsafe team don’t want to feel like the Kodi developers do after all the hardwork!
But communicating the ‘ability’ to do such things (whether or not they are realised) may be a way to spread the word about the capabilities of the network?