Cloud Computing… The Power of an Idea

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Technology constantly changes the way we think about new ideas. Cloud computing is one of these technologies that has the power to change the world. That may be a bold statement but hear me out… Intellectual property, including ideas from the big five (Facebook,Microsoft,Apple,Amazon,Google) are all being stored/shared via cloud drives. For those of you that don’t know, clouds are wireless servers that connect software/data and make it possible to shift, change, and borrow said software/data from numerous industrial categories… categories that were once considered separate entities. This new form of storing and sharing information is quickly becoming the standard way of interacting with digital data. The problem with cloud computing is that it becomes difficult to protect one’s intellectual property. How do you protect an idea that is shared instantaneously across the globe? Although cloud computing is inevitably becoming a normal part of society, it affects our economy and everyone who has ever clicked the “download button” on the internet. Cloud computing forces us to share information that can be both personal and valuable. What if we don’t agree with the concept of cloud computing you may ask, how do we fight it?… We don’t. What’s that old saying? “sharing is caring.”