No I don’t think its true that SAFE is just a way to turn ISPs into right proper dumb pipes like they should be. My sense is David and SAFE have been thinking about hardware from before the beginning and David in partucular seems to have a open minded approach that is also no compromise. They are very serious about getting rid of the server as a point of failure.
And I’ve noticed that over time there is even an effort to get SAFE on IOT so its light enough for very light mesh.
Now to your point, personally, beyond LiFi and line of sight optical I am very interested to know if an interference based mesh can be made of the P-Cell tech but ad hoc and without the wired back haul. That way latency, proximity and bandwidth are solved- don’t have to license noise unless I am mistaken although I’ve seen efforts to give whitespace to cable TV- does that make any sense?
After that naturally interested in quantum communication- is there really a tachyonic un jamable instantaneous sub space that can make all of a decentralized SAFE net into a coherant compute unit… would such an approch be like finding the equivalent of SAFE latent in the fabric of seeming reality. Digital physics stipulates that the universe is akin to some sort of q computer or beyond even at the level we can access it at. And presently we find noise in the q channel, is that like encryption?
SAFE may face social hack by quantum AI learning machines, but in the mean time SAFE seems like hardware mesh could be built around it, reducing its routines to stateless hardwired hardware like Hertling’s fictional Avagadro Corp mesh boxes.
Its a civil rights issue, we have to cut the cord on both petrol and this stuff because its welfare barron toll roads for the rich. We have to evict these useless invasive bossy enslaving land lords before they make us into ubequivocal property.