Cloud Consciousness

Today’s meme is the ‘cloud’ … or rather cautionary use of this fashionable technology tool.  The overall benefit?  Relatively safe offsite backup of local data.  But then, should it ever serve a higher purpose?  What about storing data exclusively in the cloud (e.g. nothing saved to our computer’s internal hard drive)?  What then?  Remember, the cloud has a useful function; but as with all internet technologies, offers only relative safety.

The danger is intuitive thanks (in part) to the technology’s own moniker.  Think about it.  Imagine a cloud.  Now, imagine living day-to-day within the cloud.  It’s a dangerous proposition at best.

Be wary of living exclusively in the cloud.

Published in: on August 15, 2012 at 9:33 am  Leave a Comment  
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