I will start by saying that my level of coding knowledge is completely ignorant +.00001. I haven’t done anything in 30 years and that was in Basic. But the last show mentioned some of the limitations of the cloud and that relying on a cooperation, or such, can prove unreliable (ala Ubuntu one).
So, the idea: what about a crowd cloud? Croud?? A method to use something in the line of Bitsync/torrent to store files on a community of devices. Off the top of my (pointy) head, I can see things to overcome.
- A minimum amount of devices would need to be ascertained.
- Security: Encryption may be insufficient. Perhaps a key?
- There would need to be a redundancy that the files would need to be duplicated on several devices so that one could be sure to have access in case a device somewhere is unavailable.
- Is it possible to break up a file? What I was thinking of, for example, a file with the info 12345. Could a file be broken up into segments so that 1 goes to one device, 2 goes to another, and so on? I was thinking of this so that the only way to assemble the files would be that would to be to have the key. That way no one would see a file named “shoebox” on their device and find Jono’s tax information.
Has this been considered before? What would be the challenges? The impossibilities? Am I full of poultry feces?
Anyone want to hire me for ideas? They are all good, just ask my wife!