Bottom line is that Data = Money and the likes of Google will ultimately own your data and you will eventually be asked to pay for accessing your data.
Data centres are all around the world hosting everyone's data, will there be ultimately, one data centre owned by one company with everyone's data hosted on it, ultimate power and money source.
Will machines then take over the world (Terminator) or will man cease to exist by then?
Like Star Trek will we be able to access data from trillions of light years away and have it uploaded to our system in the blinking of an eye?
It is effectively another version of the industrial revolution which will change the way everyone learns, works and socialises. We have I feel entered into another human evolutionary stage whereupon computers are the be it and end all of human life in whatever format.
How long before IT is integrated within our bodies and our minds are then controlled by directives, unlike the Borg in Star Trek?
I say why stop at cloud computing why not universe computing?
Apologies to those of you who actually take this seriously (Russ) but really what does it mean for us well bottom line is Unemployment................:-) ;-)