The history of computing over the last 30 years is one of lurches forward every time individuals got the power to do what only big enterprises could do previously — and to do a much better job of it.
It happened when computing got personal in the ’80s.
It happened when networking got personal in the ’90s.
It happened when both together got mobile and personal in the ’00s.
And it will happen with personal data as well in the ’10s.
Having all our personal data housed in the cloud will change many things, some we can’t even hint at. It will be based on ubiquitous access to the internet.
And people will know more than ever.