Good day to everyone!
I want to take advantage that we have a forum to create a post about what I plan for the future of DreamTime and get suggestions.
Everyone knows that DreamTime is a program that allows people to nudify photos of women in a simple way using DreamPower technology and obviously several people have shown me their gratitude for the creation of this program and its community, I know that smart people have used DreamTime exclusively for personal entertainment (something like porn) and not to harm other people. However, DreamTime also taught me something else, that there are many people who get scared and criticize when they see what this technology can achieve, clearly these people have their reasons, some more valid than others but ultimately they try to censor us. That is why my vision for this community, for DreamNet, is not only to focus on developing an algorithm that allows us to nudify people, but also to develop a platform where we can exist without fear of being censored (such as happened with our Discord).
That is why the next version of DreamTime, v2.0 I want to make DreamTime stop being just a "program to nudify photos" and become a central HUB where people can use our projects in a decentralized network. Do not be scared, DreamTime will continue nudifying photos, but now with a single program you can enjoy other services, I want DreamNet to be a community that develops alternatives of several services but in a network where nobody has absolute authority.
From version 2.0 you will begin to see changes that best suit this vision, for now it will continue to offer a unique service: nudify photos, but the goal is for DreamTime to have an IPFS node connected to our private network and offer 3 main services:
- Nudify photos locally: This is the current operation of DreamTime that will be optional for version 2.0, to continue using it you just have to download DreamPower (Downloadable from the program itself)
- DreamCloud: Users who do not have a computer powerful enough to nudify locally can buy "credits" to transform photos remotely, the income from these credits will help us focus more on our projects and you can enjoy to nudify photos anywhere (yes, even mobile). There are still several things to see so there will be more information about this in the future.
- DreamShare: An experimental service that will serve as a prototype for the creation of other services in our IPFS network, the objective is to have a chat and a file sharing system.
We know that these changes can scare you, but I think it is the right direction for the future of DreamNet.
Please let me know in the comments what you think and the questions you may have.
To clarify the main questions, here is a FAQ:
This will make the nudify functionality receive less improvements?
No, all services will continue to receive improvements. For this new version suggestions will be implemented and several bugs will be fixed.
What is IPFS?
It is a protocol to upload files in a decentralized network (peer-2-peer), one could say that it is like Torrent 2.0. IPFS not only serves to upload files, it has several other capabilities that we can use to create applications and databases, similar to Blockchain. You are the owner of what you upload and once you distribute on the private network no person has the ability to delete it. You can get more information at: https://ipfs.io
Does this mean that DreamTime will now need an Internet connection?
No, DreamTime will continue to offer its services without you needing the Internet, in fact, the IPFS node is optional, you can continue nudifying photos and maybe use other services even if you are disconnected.
Will the photos that I nudify be uploaded to the IPFS network?
No, they will only be on your computer. Although it is possible that in the future we can offer a storage service on the IPFS network, something like a secure and free Google Drive, but it will be totally optional. Even if you upload files to the IPFS network, they will not be shared with other computers unless you share it.
Will the IPFS node use space on my hard drive?
Yes, but don't worry, you can customize how much space you want it to use.
For a network to be decentralized the information has to be copied and synchronized between several computers, this is what is called peer-2-peer, by default the node will download some databases on your computer so you can use our services and that information could be shared with other computers that require it, however one of the advantages of IPFS is that you only download the most important information, whatever else you download (for example if a friend sends you a file via the network) it will be cleaned periodically
What do you mean by "private network"?
IPFS is a protocol with a public network, however to make transactions over the network faster and more private DreamNet will have its own private IPFS network, a network that connects only to those who use DreamTime.
Do I have to worry about my security/privacy?
Connecting to a peer-2-peer network has its risks, for example your IP address will be shared with other nodes, we know this could worry you but it can be easily solved with a VPN. And because of the above it is possible that other concerns are unleashed, I am aware of this and will try to make this implementation not jeopardize anyone's anonymity.