Cloudy with a Chance of Technological Breakthrough

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Will the cloud drive massive increases in productivity and wealth — as the internet did before it? That is the central question asked by Mark Mills in his stunning new book, The Cloud Revolution.

Little changes sometimes morph into very big ones by stealth: you don’t see the big change coming until it has enveloped you. This is how ARPANET, an obscure Defense Department project started in 1966, came to infiltrate every aspect of civilized life as it expanded into the global wireless internet.

More often, little changes fizzle out or have a gradual, evolutionary influence. Which path will the emergence of the cloud, the latest “new new thing” in information technology, take?

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