Cloud computing and storage is already part of the most futuristic technology trends of today. From being the motor that runs your smartphone apps, to acting as the house that holds all of your streaming music: the cloud is doing things today that you couldn’t perceive as possible yesterday. So, what impossible things could the cloud be doing in the years to come? This week, we at inthepersonalcloud will predict what the future holds for cloud technology, and how you may want to prepare for the implausible future in the cloud.
For me, the future of the cloud lies in fully remote computing. Products, like the Chromebook, have given consumers a glimpse of what I see as the future. The Chromebook (along with other competing products) is a laptop that runs mostly through an internet connection. It has a processor, it has a small hard drive; but for the most part, the Chromebook is reliant upon cloud computing to do the grunt work to keep it running. Most of the programs it runs are stored remotely in a cloud database. This is a taste of what I see as the next major step in technology.
I see a future where computers involve far less energy, space, and waste. Instead of a machine that houses loads of data, powerful processing units, and operating memory, I envision the next computer to act more like an old-fashioned TV set. With the speed of 4G LTE paving the way, the next generation of computers will be able to access tons of data remotely, without having to tap into much hardware at all.
So, like an old TV set that just received a signal from the sky and shot a picture onto your screen; the computers of tomorrow will react to signals in the sky that are responding to commands from your keyboard (like a remote control to the TV). All your data and processing will be done elsewhere, saving you money on energy, and space on hardware clogging up your computer area.
The computer product itself will become far more inexpensive as well. Without having to build the computer to do most of the computing legwork, the cloud will eat most of the cost of hardware for you. Make sure you are ready for a trend like this, for as I see it, it’s completely inevitable. Get your files in the cloud today, and be ready for the jump to a hardware-free computing existence.