Well, I don’t seriously think this would ever happen. I’ve mentioned before, it’s almost like our “war on drugs,” the subject is so complicated, there are so many variables that make it impossible to stop. But, hypothetically, what would you do? Are you knowledgeable enough to figure out alternatives should torrents cease to exist? The reason I thought about writing about this “seemingly ridiculous question,” or maybe not so ridiculous, is the rising use of an open source software called Tribler. Technically the Tribler project is still in beta, but, this could be the alternative to bittorrents should torrents go completely bye bye.
Well, what’s so special about Tribler? That I’m aware of, it’s the only decentralized torrent application. It’s the only application that I’m aware of that literally does not need a tracker site to use. Although, you are able to use public torrents with Tribler, the true beautify of Tribler is that the app literally has a built in community. Unfortunately, not enough users are taking advantage of the application for me to say it’s worth while using now. However, if torrents were gone tomorrow, there is no doubt that millions of people would flock to it right now. You can even even upload internally as if you were using a Kazaa like software, but it’s bittorrent.
Perhaps the only thing that may turn off selfish pirates about this application, is that it actually rewards seeders/contributors via points/coins. You collect coins by uploading; be it seeding, or making available new content. The more points you earn, you can trade them for faster download speeds! It does have some cloaking capabilities, however, this is NOT perfect. Be warned that you still need a VPN before using.