First of all, hi guys, I’m new. Nice to meet you. René
I understand what you’re getting at. I’ve been following Safe for some time now, but even I sometimes still have a hard time really understanding how the network will change my everyday life.
When I try to explain Safe to friends and family, they just don’t seem to feel the need to be all that secure. They see the potential and understand that it would be a step forward, but that’s mainly because of the all the news in the media about the mallware- and DDOS attacks. When you’ve never been ‘hacked’, the need to be Safe is just not there yet.
IMO, you should be able to explain Safe to a 9-year-old. I think one of the best ways to do this is with metaphores.
I always use the road system and cars as a metaphore.
Nowadays, we expect cars and roads to be safe. They’re not. In response to accidents on the road, we continue to make roads and cars safer and safer, and we make laws to make sure people don’t use the road under certain circumstances (drunk, underage, etc). We even hang up traffic camera’s ‘for your safety’, which arguably is an infringement of privacy. But still, despite all these efforts, in the future, accidents will continue to happen, though maybe less often. You’ll never truly be safe (and private) on the road.
What if you know you can get in your car and drive from A to B totally safe and privately. What if you could eliminate every and all possible risks of using the road (with your car). Wouldn’t that be great?
The Safe Network is doing just that for the internet, for free.
(Am I making sense at all? Please correct me if I’m wrong)