David, let’s be honest, people are not interested in Safe Internet, too. Everyone shares their personal data everywhere without thinking and most people on the planet have no problem with that. Or rather, they have a problem, but they are not ready to act to solve it, otherwise they would be here with us or in some of the other projects that are working to solve this problems.
People are not willing to pay to upload data as long as there are free alternatives like the current internet. But this does not mean that we have no chance of success. It’s just that if we see that the network is not growing fast, we need to have a ready-made solution to help it grow without relying on people to act.
Please allow me once again to try to explain why money is the key to our success. Let me first try to explain why we use money and why money is a good thing for the human species and what are the problems of printing new money.
For a biological being, only things that can be used directly are important: water, food, and a breeding partner. Everything else only increases the efficiency of acquiring these things, ie. there is no direct value, only a virtual one.
We have created a society because it makes resource extraction more efficient. But we are biologically predisposed to live only in small groups of people. To grow beyond a certain number of people, we need a method for sorting and allocating resources without aggression and blood on the streets. This method is money.
With money, each individual in society votes for the usefulness of other members of society, so the most useful individuals are sorted at the top of the pyramid, ie. have access to the most resources because they have been most useful to society as a whole.
This system is not perfect. There are inefficiencies. These inefficiencies have improved over the centuries as we change what money is - gold was good money, but fiat money is better money. Yes, that’s right, for society, fiat money is better than gold because it allows us to have a printer for new money that is not tied to anything in nature.
Printing fiat money is good for our species, because (although it allows to extract value from the savings of individuals without their consent) this allows us to lend money to specific individuals to start a business and although most new businesses fail, those that succeed bring more improvements to the human species. Ie the loss is individual, but the gain is for everyone.
The problem with fiat money is that its printing is centralized. This allows those who control the printer for new money to pass on the losses to everyone in society and redirect profits to corporations without people voting with their money for them. So the mechanism for sorting the most useful people/businesses is now broken - we live in a world with corporations Too big to fail.
The cryptocurrencies move the printer for new money closer to the people, which reduces inefficiencies for those who use them and derives value from the fiat money to the cryptocurrencies. That’s why today Bitcoin is $ 30k and that’s why its price will continue to rise.
The bad thing about Bitcoin is that in the long run the printer for new money moves back to centralization plus there is waste in the production of the new money.
Ethereum moves the printer back closer to the people and therefore its value grows faster than that of Bitcoin. Anyone with a video card can print new money.
The Safe Network moves the printer even closer to the people and, moreover, does not create waste, on the contrary, it creates something that we all appreciate.
So let me repeat:
- money is a sorting mechanism that allows society to grow without aggression and blood on the streets, allowing people to vote with money every day and sort the most useful members of society at the top of the pyramid.
- a decentralized printer for new money is better than a centralized one because millions of people have a better idea of what is good and can vote with the new money more efficiently.
- the Safe network moves the printer even closer to the people and creates something useful for the human species
That is why I argue that money is not a bad thing and we can use it to create a system that increases efficiency in our world - The Safe Network.
But for this system to exist, the most important thing is the farmers, and in order to have farmers, someone needs to upload data. We can’t afford not to have a backup option if people don’t want to upload data in the beginning. We have information from the real world, from projects like Sia, Storj, Filecoin that have spent millions of dollars, let’s use that data to prepare.