Perhaps an interesting “filesystem” would be on that has a standard vocab. By that I mean when you store a file it will not be able to store anywhere. You would select a root and then follow the vocab. So to store a doc you must select the root, then the next level and so on, until you are at the correct directory, say
root/medical/cancer/head/<add doc here>
However that would not work and would bore people to death, but this is where I say make it different. So the root is always the root, but the next level could be chosen based on many options, so the usual
Documents/Music/Video etc. which is what we are used to (and ignore, take video and music, nowadays these are not 2 different formats all the time). However, I think a mechanism where this second level is different or can change depending on the user’s desire, so it may be
Video/Audio/Text then the third level can start to differentiate, say for
Text The next level could be
Fiction/Non fiction and so on.
Regardless though these docs are all actually *not held in a filesystem at all, but spread across the network and semantically tagged. So no matter how you save it all the correct tags are in place (this needs to be enforced at save time).
This is the rough idea, it’s very subtle in the suggestion as it breaks away from a filesystem as such for information, but we still require a small filesystem as such for OS’s and possibly programme config files, but SAFE can also handle these quite effectively in the users session packet. So a FUSE like device can be a bootstrap for an OS easily, but perhaps it should be limited and not allow the mess we all have.
RDF here is obvious, but the representation of such RDF for users will be the real trick and could potentially make a filesystem based mess into a document retrieval system with millions of entry points depending on the user’s desire and current requirement. So not DMOZ or any such thing, but a mechanism where the routes to docs and info are plentiful, but many routes can still get to the same doc. This last part is the critical part and the hardest, but also the one that makes it interesting.
This plays well with RDF and likely with SAFE, as SAFE is data spread across the globe in a way that means users should not have to think, they need it all locally or in their container for “safety” as the safety is in not having data in that manner. The safety for SAFE going forward will surely be enhanced by the massive increases in data storage mediums as well. So as we grow information, so will the storage devices and this scheme is extremely scaleable then.
Anyway, that is a nugget of an idea.