Chapter 20: The Future
of the Cloud
Throughout this book, you have examined the most recent cloudbased
solutions and applications. With many cloud solutions already
seeming quite cutting edge, it is hard to imagine how the cloud will evolve
in the near and far term.
This chapter examines the future of the cloud and cloud-based applications. By the time you finish this
chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe how the cloud will influence future operating systems.
- Describe how the cloud enables location-aware applications.
- Describe how the cloud will change the way people watch TV.
- Describe how the cloud may enable the use of intelligent fabrics.
- Describe how the cloud will enable communication among smart devices.
- Describe how the cloud will drive mobile solutions and mobile solutions will
drive the cloud.
- Discuss the role of HTML5 in enabling new mobile applications.
- Describe the role of home-based clouds.