#60: Virtual storage

Bored by the endless online discussion about how best to store corporate email so that a judge can scrutinise them years later for traces of fraud or political incorrectness? I don’t blame you.

Today’s invention is not about that. I’m interested in making data invulnerable to attack, corruption and other bad things.

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Inspired by the redundant structure of the Internet itself, one way to achieve this is to ‘store’ each file as a series of encrypted messages in longterm transit around a peer-to-peer network: -truly virtual storage.

If you need more protection, repeat the original message with a completely different forwarding route. It’s much harder to hit a moving target.

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