Edge computing entails so much infrastructure with privacy/security implications...how worried should consumers be?

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Director of IT, 51 - 200 employees
I almost wonder if the end user will not care about personal infrastructure at all one day and only certain businesses will care; The end user, it seems, will just have devices. I'm kind of sitting here going, I'm going to somehow have facial detection on the servers in my garage because I'm worried about people accessing the data. And it's kind of, at some point, the trade-off is between, “do I upload it with someone's cloud infrastructure, or do I build my own?” And at some point, I don't think I'll be able to.
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Senior Director of Health Care Cloud in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees

And am I patient enough to wait for that face image to upload to a cloud service and then for the result to come back?

VP of Partnerships and Strategic Advisor in Software, 51 - 200 employees
In the movie, Elysium, Jodie Foster's character, this very draconian dictator named Delacourt, she goes into the central computing core and she says, "Stand up a private cloud. All data for the following transactions restricted to this private cloud." I think that's going to be the kind of interactions that people are going to have. You're only going to really be concerned about the infrastructure if you know that you have a security consideration, a latency consideration.I certainly do operate quite a few servers in my house. There are classes of problems that I've chosen to go the consumer route. There are clear trade-offs that I've made to do that and there will always be that kind of dichotomy. I have ring cameras all over my house, the outside, and the thought of somebody watching me come and go out of my house, because Amazon left S3 bucket open, that bothers me. The privacy consideration bothers me. Right now the security consideration that I have for, like recording someone who happens to be breaking into my car, it overrides my privacy directive. But if I didn't have to choose, I would have all of that data local. But in order to do that, I've got to have a considerable infrastructure in my house. And it's very, very difficult to do, and so I'm not quite there yet.
Senior Director of Health Care Cloud in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
I've got two racks in my house. I'm hacking on right now, trying to get face recognition from my doorbell camera without having to depend on cloud services. Apple's kind of figuring it out and moving to the edge. In iOS, my HomePods or my Apple TV does all of the compute. If someone comes to my doorbell while I’m watching my Apple TV, the doorbell takes a picture of who just pushed the button, that image goes to a home pod in my house, goes through my photo library that's already been indexed, I've already put names against all the people I know, and my TV show is interrupted, shows an image of that person, shows their name, all the home pods in the house announce, "Julia is at the front door." And then I've got an NVR and all that, so I don't have to push anything to the cloud. I don't want to have all this bespoke infrastructure. I want to walk into my house and have my technology just work. So that's probably where I'm coming to the edge computing stuff. One angle of it is, “are all your light switches going to have a nice CPU in them and create a self-healing mesh that manages all of your home automation for you?” That's just a consumer level example, but I could see the same kind of thing happen in smart offices, if we ever have offices again. And I don't want to have to worry about how many different hands are in it, how many different eyes are in it. It's just inside of my house working only for me. But Google is going to want to index everything on their own cloud infrastructure and they're going to suffer a performance hit for it, and consumers are going to hate it.

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