How the Cloud will change our lives: the relocation of our cultural heritage


Few days ago I read the following lines “it is clear that the new technologies are nothing new, there is nothing that can really be called a novelty,” it is not true. It ‘s obvious, blatantly obvious, that the tools and devices invented and circulated in the twenty-first century are a strong element of innovation, they provide a new way to use technology.
Over the past decade, software programming has made great strides and application frameworks have been refined. In plain English, application frameworks mean infrastructures necessary to govern and regulate the software development. Sharing protocols have evolved, lightweight, standardized. API “application program interface”, add-ons and plug-ins have greatly increased, in other words, the software engineer has at his disposal different types of tools and services.
For  user, the direct consequence of these changes is a more friendly realization of navigation interfaces, much more interactive, fast, dynamic and easy to use. In technical terms the application of new customs, standards-based paradigms and tools has certainly improved software for portability, maintainability, responsiveness, ease of installation and configuration. Not bad, absolutely not bad at all.
Even the devices have had in the last five years an extraordinary acceleration, how many of you in 1999 could even imagine a tool like the tablet I’m using now to write this article? Devices at your finger tip, used by all, that provide essential services, useful and less useful but above all which allow us to live in every moment of the day, wherever we are, our many different network personalities, through social networks, blogs and portals.
All these instruments were absent before … all these instruments are based on new technological features use.
Let’s not forget  HD camcorders and digital cameras that allow us to create a small multimedia heritage to be shared on  network, for example on YouTube, portal founded in the recent 2005 or on our smart television.
But the real novelty is Cloud Computing , a cloud with spaces and services available to user. The “Cloud” combined with recent devices will have a significant impact on our habits.
Our files will be no longer placed on our PC, or rather on his disks, but “elsewhere” on a cloud, easily accessible via our tablets, our smartphones, our office PC, our home PC and even via the PC present in the hotel where we are spending our holidays …
Our precious files will be placed elsewhere, easily accessible, properly stored, handled by the provider that offers the service of cloud, in order to avoid the loss of information, common in home personal computer.
To be more precise the Cloud is already available.
The cloud, which is a set of spaces and services, is expected to trigger new risks in terms of security and privacy. I do not think this kind of risks can slow down its spread, after all, none of us knows how our bank invests our money to guarantee investments made by others. We content ourselves with a little number, and that is the balance.
The relocation of our heritage is probably the main effect due to a large number of innovative technological elements came out during the last decade: these new devices are always at our side, such as: new technological standards, new and more streamlined communication protocols, new services faster and more collaborative, “smart”, often available at no extra cost, or at least with minimal cost within everybody’s means.
Within a decade all your books, favorite movies, music, personal and business documents, your avatar, your blogs, comments posts on social networks, bibliographies and so on, will be on a cloud and all you’ll have to do is fly inside it whenever you consider it necessary.
Not everyone knows that Daedalus, father of Icarus, was an inventor


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