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[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Everything costs. Nothing is free

Not the original point, but this got me thinking. There's infrastructure in place with bandwidth available that's already paid for you can use, namely people's phones. We're all carrying around little computers with modems.

The app you download would also be the server, propagating a network that keeps growing. It wouldn't even necessarily need a network connection, depending on what sort of common access you can get to a phone's modem or if you'd need to go on top of another protocol. I mean fuck, even SMS could work. Better have unlimited messaging tho. Lol.

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

I love it!

I think phones and all WIFI devices should be employed for B.A.T.M.A.N. (Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networking - multi-hop routing protocol decentralizing knowledge about the best route through the network. A network of collective intelligence is created - without central, singular, or globalized data (eliminating a need to share info to every node).)

Another thing I'd love to see, assuming blockchain and/or crypto is employed: browser-based crypto-mining. My computer, though not the latest nor greatest, is not doing much today, and it's on 24/7 for sharing. It might as well also be mining. Naturally this would have to be 100% open, transparent, and opt-in - with invite + donate links in the banner there should be no shortage of volunteers.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child) is a browser with a miner built in. No idea about it, just got an ad for it yesterday.

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

Exactly. Not a new concept. Thanks. I think I'll try it out.