Everybody wants you to embrace the “cloud” — streaming your movies and music, storing your files on a cloud service, buying software and video games that “dial in” to a server in order to work, and more.
The idea is that all or part of the digital product you use is stored on the company’s servers. You have to connect to their computers to use the program, play the game, watch the movie, or whatever.
Maybe you love the connectedness, and how you can get whatever you want on any device. Or can you?
Here are three reasons I think this trend is dangerous, and why I’m working to avoid the “cloud”:
1) Internet is Never 100%
I live in the heart of the US of A, and the internet is not constant. Sometimes it goes down for no reason.
Our internet provider just sent us a new modem, so it’s been better for the last few days. But it still gets hung up on my YouTube videos sometimes.
My parents thought about buying a house where, because of the terrain and the location of providers, it was a dead zone for internet.