Cloud: From techology push to market recovery
Looking through the cloud presentations, I cannot help but suggesting that this area is dominated by technology-push and wishfull dreams without sanety checks,
I do not see a single slide depicting how people can remain in control of value chains in cloud - they all focus on tracking, profiling and managing people and processes in cloud.
The consequence being a MASSIVE SHIFT in power structures from people and companies to infrastructure. From the realworld to destabilizing power concentration in the digital space.
Whereas the shortterm business interests of providers are obvious and the longterm potential value of wise use of scaling computing power also, there seems to be NO CONSIDERATION as how to make the use of cloud sustainable.
Simply defined - how to ensure non-related transactions CANNOT be linked in cloud. Regulation is not enough - we need enforcement by design.
The most scaring part of the story is how a political system increasingly more desparate to claim actionable and create growth are mislead by the promises.
Instead of creating growth, the approach presently persued exponentially escalate the destabilizing forces that will damage competition and hamper innovation in favor of monopolly profits and Command & Control ineffectiveness.
What we are looking into is not only the end of Privacy, but the "Lehman Brothers" failure of free markets due to power concentration over data.
The solution to this is NOT about "Policies" or "SLAs", but about ensuring that real control remain OUTSIDE cloud.
Otherwise both people, companies and public sector institutions will be made transparant and defenseless.
To paraphrase a famous quote - never before have so few done so much damage to so many.
The damage being done is much worse than the unchecked profilation of nuclear powers - nuclear repsent only threats of mass destruction - cloud-based power concentration already undermine markets and society processes.