#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.


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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