Until the FBI obtains a court order granting them root access to the OffGlobe C&C infrastructure. Oops.
Or until the FBI obtains a court order freezing OffGlobe's bank accounts until they suspend a particular user. Oops.
And so on.
Sovereign risk is difficult to cope with because the Crown or the People always have multiple ways to obtain compliance. This is as it should be, but it does mean that in riskier fields you need continuity plans that go beyond the merely physical.
Hyperbole aside, my point is that I am not convinced that the whole keep data safe from the arm of the law business model is sustainable. If they want to find you, they will find you.
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay... I want to buy 1000 Acres of pristine forestland and then spend 8 years wrangling with the government for the right to log it. So how much wood could I cut if I could cut wood?
Forestry Service studies too, I'm sure.
What's missing is execution. Why do we all have a man-crush on Elon Musk? Because for the past 30 years it's been the same pool of a dozen-odd failed entrepreneurs suckering the next batch of investors to losing money on The Next Variation Of The Same Old Idea That Will Really Make You Money This Time, I Promise. Now SpaceX is actually pulling it off, and all it took was a little execution. Kistler? Bell? Rotary rocket? They all tried the same business model. What they lacked was the business know-how and straight-forward execution to make it happen and get in the black.
I encourage every entrepreneur here with real world experience to give the space sector a serious look. We could use your experience.
Remember, the first trillionaire will be made in space.