People are the real edge

You Need to Move from Cloud Computing to Edge Computing Now!, writes Sabina Pokhrel in Towards Data Science. The reason, says her subhead, is that “Edge Computing market size is expected to reach USD 29 billion by 2025.” (Source: Grand View Research.) The second person “You” in the headline is business. Not the people at the edge. At least not yet.

We need to fix that.

The article  illustrates the move from cloud to edge this way:

Three out of the four items on the right reside in the Internet of Things. The fourth, a phone, is ours.

More than any device in the world, that phone is the people’s edge. No connected device is more personal.

As far as possible, we need to be in charge of whatever edge computing happens there. Simple as that.

I am sure that this is not a consideration for most of those working on cloud computing, edge computing, or moving computation from one to the other.

So we need to make clear that our agency over the computation in our personal devices is a primary design consideration. We need to do that with tech, with policy, and with advocacy.

This is not a matter of asking powers that be to please give us some agency. We need to create that agency.

Pretty much everything written here and tagged VRM describes that work and ways to approach it.

Recently some of us (me included) have been working to establish Me2B as a better name for VRM than VRM.  It occurs to me, in reading this piece, that maybe the e in Me2B might reasonably stand for edge

If we succeed, there is no way edge computing gets talked about, or worked on, without respecting the Me’s of the world, and their essential roles in operating, controlling, managing and otherwise making the most of those edges—for the good of the businesses they deal with as well as themselves.

 

 

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  2. WE are the edge – the people! Recently I had the pleasure to meet near UC San Diego at the headquarters of Me2B with Doc and Joyce Searls, UCSD luminaries the the folks behind Me2B at a meeting arranged by Lisa LeVasseur at my request – we talked about the existing initiative on interoperable digital building blocks – for an updated version of the presentation – click here – http://bit.ly/3444sDT
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    November 24, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Hey man, Great article! I just wanted to say that thanks to your article, I have pumped out two 10 page papers for my Composition 2 class at the University of North Dakota. I have been writing about AI in the video game environment and this was definitely the most helpful article I found. Thanks for this because it literally saved my paper!

  4. Today many web based companies are mainly take the concentration about on data privacy and data security.Me2B is very secure data protection system.In coming days cloud computing system will be largely acceptable for private and corporate sector.

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