posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 04:19 PM
Even if people used a super computer like that to connect a dummy terminal to for this "cloud computing" that doesn't mean everyone would have to.
Even the terminals would still have to run some kind of internal GUI and OS to at least do the basics like boot and run the terminal interface and
connect to the super computer.
The majority of computing and applications may be stored on the super server/computer but the people would still need the bare bones to connect to
It would be no different than today where large networked systems run their own GUI interface/OS and connect to the server to run the applications and
safe/load data. Or using a super computer to do scientific calculations that take time while the terminal user can be doing other local processes.
I don't see how this would change the future. It will make for much faster mathematical computing which could help science in general.
As far as peoples concerns with us all one day being plugged into cloud computing may I present to you this really cool new thing called.... The
I mean c'mon guys, not like this new super computer is going to come alive and eat humans.