The domestication of DACs by the process of artificial selection
“Plants domesticated primarily for aesthetic enjoyment in and around the home are usually called house plants or ornamentals, while those domesticated for large-scale food production are generally called crops.”
If we follow the metaphor that DACs are like “crops” then these “crops” must produce “yield”. It’s up to the reader where to take these metaphors.
Artificial Selection Algorithms
In order to initiate the process of DAC domestication we would need artificial selection algorithms. This would determine the process by which we rank the fitness level of DACs. At the moment the closest thing we have to this would be Coinmarketcap and the DACIndex.
“Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to more complex molecular techniques (see cultigen and cultivar).”
Different communities will get to decide for themselves on what fitness algorithm best suits them but for most of us who live in capitalist countries the fitness criteria will have to include profitability.
DACs which are adaptive have achieved a symbiotic relationship. These DACs would collect data and adapt to the needs of humans based on feedback. This sort of DAC would be like a genie where due to “Big Data” it would know you better than anyone, know your needs, know your wants, and seek to fullfill them using autonomous agents which represent your desires. These DACs would be different from any other kind of social structure that has ever existed because they would begin to blur the lines.
In my opinion these sorts of DACs will be the holy grail for many people. They’ll adapt to each individual who uses them, learn about the individual, and SAFE Network if it functions as expected could make this all possible. Instead of trusting a third party with your “Big Data” you would be able to trust SAFE Network and an independent decentralized network of DACs. If these DACs evolve to become adaptive then the sky is the limit because the DACs which survive would be the ones which most effectively adapt to our needs.