Perhaps I’m reading way too much into this post, so please tell my I’m thinking science fiction here.
This is the critical point, SAFE at it’s core is an “Autonomous Network“, not a set of federated servers, or owned storage locations, or identifiable nodes, but actually an autonomous network. This means no human intervention, no humans setting prices, no altering configurations to make things work, no tweaking data on disk, no altering rules of the nodes, absolutely no human intervention apart from running a piece of self configuring, self healing software. The network decides prices, rewards and how to protect data, communications and calculations, not any human.
What exactly is being described here? Isn’t this an AI? What makes AIs more powerful - bigger data sets. Doesn’t MaidSafe via SafeCoin have a built-in currency to incentivize people to store (and eventually process) data and in so doing feed this AI? Bootstrap it into something big?
I believe one of Tesla’s endgames is Transport-as-a-Service. Building a platform (hopefully on SAFE) for autonomous vehicles, so rather than an impossible network sending packets around this one will be sending people and packages (Tesla truck).
Smarter people than me also believe that AI is beginning to “infiltrate” the energy grid. The processing and storing of electrons on an autonomous network?
So, communications, energy and transportation. Are we handing over control of these key resources/infrastructures to “our new robot overlords?”