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Lost in the Cloud: Convenience & Control in the Computer Age

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Lost in the Cloud: Convenience & Control in the Computer Age

  1. 1. Lost in the Cloud:Convenience & Control in the Computer Age Mathias Klang @klang67
  2. 2. What is cloud computing? Metaphor for the delivery of computing requirements a homogeneous community of end-recipients...
  3. 3. Focus today: effects on end users
  4. 4. Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
  5. 5. Too late, we are already in thecloud
  6. 6. 7000 years: writing to printing
  7. 7. We hit a slow millennia
  8. 8. Generation zero
  9. 9. hollerith
  10. 10. Generation 3 (1964-72)
  11. 11. Information Wants To Be Free. Information also wants to be expensive. ...That tensionSteward Brand (1985) will not go away
  12. 12. World wide web (an open standard)Hypertext in the wild - Tim Berners-Lee (1990/91)
  13. 13. Mosaic web browser (1993)
  14. 14. Killer apps 1995: Browser wars
  15. 15. Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly
  16. 16. But, why are we in the cloud?
  17. 17. Convenience and zero cost
  18. 18. Normalizing the abnormal
  19. 19. if youre not paying for something,youre not the customer; youre theproduct being sold
  20. 20. Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
  21. 21. Two case studies
  22. 22. Student email
  23. 23. In 2009 we realized we were bad at email!
  24. 24. And that gmailwas convenient
  25. 25. Things we did notaddress
  26. 26. Selling citizens
  27. 27. E-books
  28. 28. 1993 2004 2010 1999 2002 2007 2009 2011
  29. 29. Extroverted reader
  30. 30. Dangerous monopolies?
  31. 31. What do the people who control whatwe can do, think?
  32. 32. A Squirrel Dying InYour Front Yard MayBe More Relevant To Your Interests Right Now Than People Dying In Africa Mark Zuckerberg
  33. 33. “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
  34. 34. Sharing ≠ Caring
  35. 35. Who are we & what isour responsibility?
  36. 36. We the Government
  37. 37. Responsible adults?
  38. 38. The final interface: We have your money –now we want your mind
  39. 39. Cloud is convenient but use with caution
  40. 40. Mathias Klang klang@ituniv.se or @klang67 www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at www.flickr.com (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation www.slideshare.net/klang

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