My understanding, from an answer to previous post is that it's currently cost prohibitive to exchange datasets of significant size over the ETH network.
Is it possible for the ETH network to evolve into a more data-driven (^ size) than BTC PoW model. Where, this model involves a hybridisation of PoW proportional/dynamically adjusted to the amount of SSD hard disk space a user dedicates to the network.
My thinking, is that we would effectively remove the need for future developers to do Full Syncing. So as this type of data driven sharding proliferates, synchronisation/contract deployment would be much faster because the data is safely distributed/replicated amongst a MIN # of global nodes providing pooled SSD storage. Note I propose for Data Storage mechanisms (e.g..IPFS, Swarm, + this theoretical storage sharding model) that a complete file is Never stored on one node. For future rapid "Confirmations" it must follow recovery and sufficient level of distribution. However, equally rapid re-compiling/assembly of the file with private key access.
just a thought, thanks : )