I’m wary of new technology. I’m usually slow to trust something that’s so new and so original that it hasn’t been adequately tested. I don’t need the newest, whiz-bang technology on my computer. I’m content to use the technology that was developed two years ago and is currently stable.
But MaidSafe offers a new technology that I find intriguing. It’s a means of storing computer data in computers other than your own that will allegedly guarantee that only you can access your data, and your data will never be lost. It’s something like the “cloud” (which I do not trust) but, apparently, but much safer and perhaps not subject to being accessed, stolen, hacked or deleted by anyone else.
I don’t believe that anything that’s both digital and connected to the internet is really secure. I believe that, no matter what you do, any digital files connected to the internet are always subject to being hacked. But MaidSafe sounds like a technology that might render hacking almost impossible.
I’m not paranoid (not too much, anyway). I don’t have any secret data that I want to hide (except for where I hide the detonators, of course). But I do have data that I don’t want to lose. So, I find the idea of MaidSafe tempting.
Apparently, MaidSafe is not yet quite ready to rock and roll. I don’t know when we’ll be able to sigh up. Still, here’s a video on the subject. Whatcha think?