I have been wondering something for some time. As far as I understand it if someone pay to store a file on Safenet that file will be stored forever. Even If I stop using it and never access the file it will still stay stored on the net.
This would lead to a massive increase in user data stored. Infact I would store anything I ever donwloaded and download more stuff then before. I would also take more pictures with my phone and film more with it and I would store it all on Safenet. This behavioural change seem obvious to me since this data storage would be much better and much more convenient that anything available today.
This enourmous increase in data storage from users changing their behaviour would in essense be good for Safenet and Safecoin if it can handle it. So the question arise will it be able to handle it.
It is a safe assumption that every single human on this planet will have a computer. And its safe to assume that every singel human would like to store data. Eight billion users storing at least 20 Gbyte of data is a low assumtion. Thats not even more than a few minutes of movie from weddings or birthdays or what have you in 4k resolution for each human.
Even assuming such a low avergae storage space for each user the number of unique chunks on Safenet would be 160 trillion different chunks of unique data pieces. Would the net be able to handle that?
And what if an average user would store 200 Gbyte of data?
So my question is, wont we run into the problem where hashes for chunks is the same value even though the data is different so often that Safenet data storage will break down?