I agree with Muneeb’s post "the Owning the digital data, including messages, should be a right just like owning property is a right in the physical world."
I believe the information about “one’s where about” should be owned by user. In that case, location services which gives ‘where a person located’ to other apps like Taxi sharing, food ordering & hotel booking should be controlled by user. Also the 3rd party apps should not store user’s location history, trip history & current location with them.
Along with Blockstack’s ID, GAIA may be used with user’s personal choice of storage and then build a new open protocol for sharing user’s location information with dApps running on top.
For 3 purposes: 1) To get verified location while getting directions & no fakes 2) Not to disclose/ store all my trips in 3rd party app. Instead it needs to be encrypted & stored in user’s choice of data store. 3) Can be imported/ integrated with various dApps like AI autonomous vehicle, ride sharing, real estate, augmented reality and serving as a platform.
Currently most Map application are centralized, one organization controls the location inputs from users, gives back the direction / destination. But cannot be trusted or user cannot control the input or their data on it. Also these map applications are used by other apps which stores all user trip history. So this needs to be decentralized. consensus algorithm like “Proof of Location” can be used and Blockstack’s Gaia for storage.
Using Blockstack ID one should login, GAIA to manage storage and can be integrated with other dApps running on Blockstack using collection.
I have posted my idea in “Request a dApp” about this. I hope it will be considered and if good then developers are needed to build the Decentralized Application on Blockstack.
- Do you think your location information should be owned by you & not stored in 3rd party ?
- Do you want accurate location information from decentralized network rather than centralized player?