This is a repost of a piece that David wrote on his own blog https://metaquestions.me on the 6th of September 2017 exploring some of the use cases of the SAFE Network.
We know Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming, we see the Internet of Things (IoT) happening.
We know trains, planes and automobiles will become autonomous. This is not news. We know data is key to modern industries, we know robots will communicate, we understand and accept securing all of this will be a nightmare. The consequences of failure could be cataclysmic. I will refrain from inserting the obligatory terminator graphic here.
We also know that companies, projects and devices need to not only communicate, but they also need to share information securely. This is another issue. If nobody, including the NSA, GCHQ, Governments or large tech companies can secure the information, who can? Not only that, but the holder has a wee bit more power than they should, especially if they control access. If it’s given to third parties to control, then it gets much worse.
We need a way to…
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