Datacenters are an inevitability no matter how you look at it. Look at what Bitcoin mining (as well as all the others) has turned into. There’s huge “datacenters” (or more appropriately mining farms) all over (primarily China) mining everything now. It starts out with the little guy, and the only thing that truly keeps most people interested is the profit… and anything that’s profitable as well as “farmable” WILL be farmed… period. On the bright side though, it will be “centralized decentralization” in the sense that no datacenter will have all the data in the way typical datacenters do now. The Storj network will still have all the benefits as well as even better network throughput and reliability, and yet anybody can still build their own datacenter limited only by what their willing to invest. Also, the long term success of Storj kinda depends on this inevitability as there’s no other way to be able to handle the exponentially growing demand for data storage. Your average person hosting a hobby node is not going to be the one supporting this or similar networks in the long run, but that doesn’t mean there not still imporortant or profitable. As long as the numbers remain consistent, small nodes should be just as profitable as datacenters relatively speaking based on their available capacity and bandwidth, so I don’t expect datacenters would hurt anyone similar to how mining works. Digital currency mining is literally just a race based on probability related to your limited piece of the pie, whereas Storj is… do you have some space and bandwidth to handle some of this exponentially growing pie? Right now it’s more of a waiting game for people to get onboard to decentralized storage. Once that shift really starts to happen though, I truly believe most won’t be able to expand fast enough.