The cloud is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Some pundits are forecasting that nearly all essential systems will be cloud based in the next five to ten years. It definitely looks that way, as many big software companies already have cloud based services. While it appears to be the future of computing, one industry heavyweight has spoken out against it.
Mike Daisey is an American monologist who did a show about Apple’s production plant (FOXCONN) in Shenzhen China that turned out to contain false facts. In August he updated his show and even brought on a special guest, Steve Wozniak (Woz), Co-founder of Apple.
On the show, Woz talked about many things, but one of the topics resonated with the tech crowd. The topic was the security of the cloud and ownership of data and files within it. Woz stated, in no uncertain terms, that, “there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”