Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Future of Cloud Computing: The Big 25 in the Next 25 , #PLENK2010

I came across with an article by Eric Boyce about the promising potential of the future internet applications which can change the human life dramatically.  

 He wrote: the past 25 years have brought a digital age of Internet, massive computing power, high-speed data transmission, mobile communication, and more recently, the cloud, which brings it all together. Over the next 25 years, as technology advances and infrastructure increases, cloud computing will continue to change our world.

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, about 70% of Americans will be using cloud-based applications as their primary tools by 2020—both at work and in their free time. It’s already happening, of course—people accessing cloud-based applications like email and social media from their smart phones, streaming movies from Netflix®, and hosting their family pictures online—but just imagine what is on the horizon.

Below are some features of the future of cloud computing  which the writer pointed out but how they really could be dreamed! For reading the whole article go HERE

-The Internet is everywhere. Really. 

-No more software updates.

-Hardware optional. 

-Education for the world. 

-No more wallets! No more purses! 

-Where am I? 

-Digital media—movies, music, books, magazines. 

-A viable standard of living for all.

-Oh, and we will all be driving flying cars!

But, then a question for us in education and learning; how and in what ways we could get most out of it to enhance the teaching-studying-learning processes? what should we do and what kind of research we need to do to better exploit technologies in the service of education?