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user-inactivated  ·  2581 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bringing back the PC

Sounds like general-purpose Nest + a peer-to-peer (fully) homomorphically encrypted (and an ideally performant encryption scheme) network of PCs for maximum security from prying eyes with the desired functionality... unless I'm misunderstanding you. I've had similiar ideas. I think you can get pretty far right now without fully homomorphic encryption by using non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs + capability-based security to ensure that only the individuals who should get information do get information, and the people that shouldn't, don't.

See the Bitcloud Project for a beginning along this path. Many of the people on #bitcloud-dev agree with me (and presumably you) that one of the most important projects to undertake after Bitcloud is complete is a P2P Plan 9, which is pretty much what the above design entails.

To clarify, I mean a conceptual P2P Plan 9. The only feature necessarily alike to Plan 9 in that case would be something akin to a peer-to-peer version of the /net interface.

I do agree with CrazyEyeJoe that the AI aspect of the idea will probably be in a decade. I'd be willing to bet that the decentralized aspect will be available in five years, give or take two.

ibudiallo  ·  2581 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Security is not the main motivation for this project. Not being an expert, I assume that anything built should be inherently secure. Security is not a feature, it is an essential component of the underlining project.

Building a secure application is complexe yet it should be virtually invisible to the user. On the end user point of view, things just work.

I did give the parsing the web as an example, but that's just one aspect of things. Yes it is very complicated and it might require a few years to optimize it to a useful tool. At the end of the day, it is not impossible.

I haven;t heard of the bit cloud project before but it seems very interesting Bitcloud Project - fixed the link. It also contributes to the idea of your PC being yours again.