Lost in the Cloud: Convenience & Control in the Computer AgePresentation Transcript
Lost in the Cloud:Convenience & Control in the Computer Age Mathias Klang @klang67
What is cloud computing? Metaphor for the delivery of computing requirements a homogeneous community of end-recipients...
Focus today: effects on end users
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
Too late, we are already in thecloud
7000 years: writing to printing
We hit a slow millennia
Generation 3 (1964-72)
Information Wants To Be Free. Information also wants to be expensive. ...That tensionSteward Brand (1985) will not go away
World wide web (an open standard)Hypertext in the wild - Tim Berners-Lee (1990/91)
Mosaic web browser (1993)
Killer apps 1995: Browser wars
Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly
But, why are we in the cloud?
Convenience and zero cost
Normalizing the abnormal
if youre not paying for something,youre not the customer; youre theproduct being sold
Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
Two case studies
In 2009 we realized we were bad at email!
And that gmailwas convenient
Things we did notaddress
1993 2004 2010 1999 2002 2007 2009 2011
What do the people who control whatwe can do, think?
A Squirrel Dying InYour Front Yard MayBe More Relevant To Your Interests Right Now Than People Dying In Africa Mark Zuckerberg
“My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the braininto the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment.”Prof. Susan Greenfield
Sharing ≠ Caring
Who are we & what isour responsibility?
We the Government
The final interface: We have your money –now we want your mind
Cloud is convenient but use with caution
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