I’m putting this under the new topic heading of Community–Initiatives because I don’t know where else to put it, and it may lead to some valuable insights regarding a topic I plan to introduce in this category later.
We all have much broader hopes and expectations as to what the SAFE Network and its technology may achieve, but viewing from the level of what we are rather certain will be in place at or near launch, I want to explore our different views of the effects and ramifications that will play out specifically because of this tech.
Here are the assumptions:
The network will have the following attributes:
it will be easy to install the vault software on any computer and, with a decent internet connection, have it join the network and begin to function.
Android devices will be able to access the network and farm, at least a bit, soon if not immediately.
The network will be accessible to view public data from regular computers with SAFE browser extensions.
Safecoin will be being farmed by all vaults at a reasonably even rate, varying mostly by connection and on-time (modified by amount of storage available).
Use of the network will traverse national firewalls and will be difficult to distinguish from other traffic, allowing the network to operate across all national boundaries where internet connections exist.
SafeX will allow exchange of value using safecoin on a peer-to-peer basis.
The network is as resistant to attack as hoped for in the writings on the subject.
That the network will be capable of the basics of secure storage and retrieval of data, private and anonymous messaging, public data access, etc., as per the SAFE Network Wiki.
In other words, just the basic certainties that need to be in place to fulfill the basic functions as promised. Not talking yet here about distributed computing, etc.
Based upon the above, what effects can we predict will result in society on the near and medium term? (If the network really functions as planned, the longer term is very different as the tech advances promise to be astounding and unprecedented.)
I know most of you have thought about such things. I know I have. Let’s air them in a speculative manner. See where it goes.