Hugene - 6:50 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
Poor Chris Anderson, I am avidly reading Wired for a while, but he's starting to sound like the Maxim-spokesmen of tech, and with this article he's talking pretty much gibberish: the cloud is nothing more than a powerful computer and without a human telling it what and how to do it, it's pretty much worthless. Science, models, theories, formulas and experiments will always be need and will lay at the center of sound technology: patterns after all are but a subdivision of math. All the cloud contributes for is for massive Monte-Carlo simulations and analysis of large data sets: however, without models and theories I am pretty sure the cloud will one day conclude, based on Google Space data, that the Sun rotates around the Earth. Mr Anderson, we share your enthusiasm for technology but we don't share your enthusiasm for tech-sensationalism.