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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

The post title has skepticism. Why more than any other decentralized alternative?

IPFS has Filecoin.

ZeroNet has Namecoin.

Holochain is working on something.

Steemit, Minds, etc. offer monetization for quality independent content.

Even SaidIt accepts donations and rewards.

Money is the root of evil but it is not the evil itself. And it makes the flat earth go round.

I like open source everything, but realize I can't realize my dreams of having my own federated server(s) without money - both for the gear and for the upkeep and connections.

[–]Intuit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Things that could go wrong (which applies to anything of this sort):

  • Algorithm isn't solid and it loses data, or worse, corrupts it.
  • Software is malware and uses computing resources or local data for ill purposes.
  • Coinage has problems.
  • Algorithms don't use good security so are easy to hack.
  • The general idea is flawed and storing things in a decentralized manner isn't viable.
  • Governments find a way to block it so it doesn't achieve its goal.

Note that these apply to almost any system of this sort.

EDIT: I realize now that OP was simply making fun of SAFE in the name, like how the PATRIOT act is anything but, etc.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If only it were open source.

Oh wait...

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I can't realize my dreams of having my own federated server(s) without money - both for the gear and for the upkeep and connections.

Agreed, but most things can be run very cheaply. We can't let the corporations rule the web over us not spending $5/mo. I'm sure some not-for-profits will pop up and offer federated services at their cost too. Alas these are the drawbacks of federated.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most folks in Canada aren't as poor as I am (or as free).

Most folks in Canada don't have the same priorities either (being sheeple) and don't care about their corporate overlords, and those who do aren't too interested in "donating" to or investing in their freedom.

It's a paradoxical problem. And they're too distracted, divided, tired, and unmotivated to do anything about it.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Check out the "Dectentralization Encryption" icon/logo at https://youtu.be/U1ffmf6z50E?t=55 at 55 seconds in. Just like Wikispooks with rounded corners and on an angle.

Maidsafe sounds a lot like FreeNet or I2P.