Cloud computing is not something that appeals to everyone, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of skeptics. He has expressed concern that reduced control over information in the cloud can bring horrible consequences.
“I really worry about everything going to the cloud,” he said in an interview with AFP. “I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”
He added: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything. You already signed it away” through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to.
“I want to feel that I own things,” Wozniak said. “A lot of people feel, ‘Oh, everything is really on my computer,’ but I say the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it.“
The comments comes from a discussion around the one-man show “The Agony And The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs“.
The use of cloud services have received its fair criticism from various companies. Mainly it is usually about the reliability of these services, but there is also be concern about how the service providers handles the information.