A note on the near future of computing

In the near future, as is already the case for a lot of software we use, our devices will function as not much more than an interaction terminal. The local processor will handle caching and drawing but not the intensive process of calculating and rendering.

The notion of a powerful computer situated in our home is becoming less and less relevant each day. By offsetting the processor to a dedicated server cluster, it grants us access to computing that would otherwise be unachievable locally. It makes no sense to rely on a lesser processor running within the limitations of its barely functional and hazardous environment. A present day analogy being, we have access to tremendous electrical power because we’ve offset the generators to a centralised plant. Following the same logic, it’s reasonable to suggest that gasoline or diesel powered vehicles are entirely ridiculous as it makes little sense to distribute then generate as opposed to generate then distribute.

 
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