[We have] all of these medical metrics and labs and we have no place for them,” Topol said. “So each individual, eventually, is going to have their own personal cloud with all of this data stored. By having it at an individual basis, that will reduce the risk of hacking. When it’s in mountains of data, of millions of people, that’s the most attractive target for hacking.
The personal cloud movement is bringing back the joy of programming for the fun of it: install and run web-based software available globally from any device for your personal use. Today, every web app is expected to scale to millions of users, include all unit and system tests, be localized, internationalized, secured, and monetized. For me, the PC revolution meant that it didn’t matter that the program was only in English, worked for files under a certain size, and crashed occasionally: I was the only user. When I got time, I would track down the bug and patch it in my free time. If I was using an open source program, I would casually watch the forums for patches or even contribute a patch myself. Pure joy: no pressure of deadlines, bosses or users. This blog is devoted to helping you achieve some joy again.more ...